The Feather Bed Quilt

I’m so excited to finally be writing to you about the Feather Bed Quilt I made! Since it was a gift for a dear friend of mine, I had to keep things hush hush so I wouldn’t spoil the surprise.

I might have had a hard time packaging this one up and letting it go. But making this gift gave me such sweet joy that parting with this quilt was also wonderfully fulfilling. My friend emailed me a picture of colors she liked, and I basically went from there. I gathered up pretty much every print I had that went with her color story, and began cutting and piecing together Anna Maria’s Feather Bed Quilt.

I took the quilt along with me to Orlando, and spent my time there quilting it. I kept the quilting very simple, simply outlining the feathers with coordinating Perle cotton. I also quilted the stems so from the back, all the feathers were visible.

I think the minimal quilting works well for this quilt, especially since it is not lacking imperfections with all that sewing on the bias. I’m certainly looking forward to putting my bias sewing skills into practice with another Feather Bed quilt or two. I must have atleast one around here!

This quilt measures 72″ x 72″, which I think makes a great couch throw. I hope it will be perfect for snuggling with her husband.

I absolutely recommend this pattern! The only thing I changed from Anna’s instructions was that I sewed my strips together in a slanted sort of fashion (similar to the way Cindy makes chevrons here), so that I could get maximum feathers from each stripped block of fabric. I ended up using 18″- 21″ strips and I was able to get atleast 6 feather halves from each of those blocks.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Meredith

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Welcome to Olivia Jane Handcrafted! I'm Meredith and this is my creative journal. Here you'll find loads of inspiration for a handmade wardrobe, home decor, bags, and quilts. I even have plenty of projects and tutorials to get you started or help you along the way. 

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