Top #2

I probably should have used a darker brown thread on this top so I could see the quilting better, the beige was really blendy but these Wonky Feathers are forgiving and I’m always surprised when it turns out better than expected. The top was pieced by the quilters at St. Mary’s in CT.

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26 thoughts on “Top #2

  1. Nancy

    Wow, beautiful job!

    Personally, I request a lighter thread when I send my tops to be quilted.

  2. Vicki W

    You are really good at the wonky feathers! I’ve got to give those a try – if I ever finish Mom’s quilt.

  3. Millie

    Mary, another beautifil quilt. The quilting makes the quilt. Those Wonky feathers are they freehand or a panto?

  4. Lindsey

    The wonky feathers are so elegant and really “make” that quilt. I love that brown and teal together.

  5. Biddy22

    I’m always amazed by how much you get done. Love the wonky feathers. I appreciate your photos that show your designs so clearly.

  6. Tanya

    OH! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

    Mary, you turn out so many quilts for charities. Do you donate all the backing and batting yourself? And how about the binding? Are you always doing that by hand? What a job!


    That is really lovely quilting, Mary. (sigh of appreciation here). It looks so soft and “touchable”. That will bring a lot of comfort to someone. Dianne B. in England

  8. Denise in PA

    Wow – I’m impressed!! They look fanastic, Mary. I’ve got to try them. I usually like a lighter thread too.

  9. Joanne

    I love your wonky feathers. I think the thread color is fine — I can see them and they add a lot of texture.

  10. Helen in the UK

    WOW – that quilting is awesome!! I’m rather taken with the quilt too, although I wouldn’t have thought I’d be drawn to a blue/brown combo. Great work 🙂

  11. Becca

    Such a beautiful top-and your quilting sets it off perfectly! I love the blue and neutrals together!

  12. Vicky F

    Hi Mary,
    Your feather quilting is especially nice. My opinion is that a darker brown quilting thread would have detracted from the soft look.
    Vicky F

  13. Anonymous

    Oh dear … just ANOTHER gorgeous quilt … you’re getting soooo “boring”, Mary (NOT!!!) … love the quilt, colors and the quilting. EXCELLENT JOB!!

    Flatlander (Linda)

  14. jan

    I must try these Wonky Feathers. Mind you, the Feather atterns I do are wonky anyway hahahaha
    Think you got the threwad just right Mary, too dark and it would detract from the design I think.
    Do you ever use random thread for your quilting? Not sure if I have ever seen it on your quilts. Jan

  15. Vicky

    No, the thread is perfect. It’s about the design of the quilt, not the quilting most of the time. I think it looks wonderful!

  16. Becky

    Awesome feathers. Dawn should appreciate your advertising. 🙂 I need to quit being a chicken and try them.

  17. Susan D

    What a great job on the quilting! As always, you do such a good job. Love this pattern, and the quilt is striking, in those controlled colors.
    Love the inspiration you give us.

  18. Sølvi's blog

    I love the quilting you have done on this one. Wish I could have the opportunity to practice so much so I could do the same.

  19. Quilter Kathy

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You are such a pro at those feathers now! I’ll keep practising and hope to become as good as you are!

  20. Nancy In CT

    Mary, you made our quilt look AWESOME!! I wasn’t sure I liked the soft colors as I’m usually a ‘bright’ person, but it’s beautiful! thanks… give it a good home.

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