You might notice that of late I've been rather obssessed with feathers. I don't quite know what it is - the shape, the look, but it's all just so pretty and appealing and I want to make like a million of them. So I did close to it. I made 28 feathers for one quilt. Because. Feathers.
All of the prints in this quilt are from Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis. There are 75 different colours and prints in the range and they are all absolutely gorgeous and stunning and every other superlative you can think of. I used 52 of those gorgeous prints in this quilt.
I don't think it'd be any great leap for me to say that this line is one of my most favourite fabric lines ever. I use it in most all of my projects of late - I may be starting to run short...
Nor is it going out on a limb to say this may be one of my most favourite quilts I have made to date. All those pretty paper pieced feathers. All those pretty colours. All those gorgeous prints. What's not to love seriously?
I paired it with a geometric print for the backing - which just seemed to match so perfectly with the jewel tone feathers. Ah this makes my quilty heart sing.
You can find the paper pieced pattern for the feather on Craftsy or
Payhip. There are two versions - a more complex one, and a simplified
one. I used the simplifed version and then cut down the number of
fabrics I used to just two fabrics per feather. This way I could show
off all the pretty so much more easily!
The hardest part of this entire quilt? Taking photos. I had to bribe my children with ice cream to help me. They weren't the best help - in the end I held the quilt, my 5 year old snapped the photos. I think she did fairly well! Though just to prove that it didn't all go so smoothly, and because it's fun, here are some of the outtakes from the Blueberry Feathers photo shoot!
However I got some lovely photos of it, which I'm thrilled about as this lovely quilt now belongs to Karen Lewis herself (talk about pressure making the quilt for the designer of the stunning fabric!).
Ah so much pretty and happiness all in one photo. Quilty bliss.
Usual disclaimer: While I do not have direct paid sponsorship on my blog, I am a Craftsy
affiliate and receive commission payments based on affiliate links that I
may include within my blog posts. A girl's got to help fund her fabric
addiction somehow ;)