Friday, 2 February 2018

Nature Inspiration: Feathers

I feel so late in the game... sorry about that. For this challenge my inspiration was feathers. I so often find feathers around the garden or on my walks and never tire of picking them up or seeing them being carried by the wind.
I made this mini quilt using Ana Maria Horner's feather pattern. I chose Essex linen in gray I think it captures the texture and color of my inspiration perfectly. You ca read more about it on my blog.

So happy to be part of this group.



  1. Gorgeous photos as always Martha and a gorgeous quilt too!

  2. I agree with Fiona - your photos are beautiful. I love your feather and the soft colours you chose are just right for it. The little snippet of colour in the binding finishes it perfectly!

  3. Your feather quilt is beautiful, Martha, lovely quilting too!
    Gorgeous photos!
    Nice to meet you.
    Barbara x

  4. This piece is simple and elegant. The colors you chose and the straight stitch quilting compliment each other so perfectly. Love the color surprise in the binding.
    xx, Carol

  5. This is a beautiful quilt, Martha, and your photos are stunning :)

  6. I went to your blog and tried to comment there, but since I don't have a Squarespace account, it froze me on the sign-in page and I could not back out, so I will comment here instead.
    I loved your phrase about the richness of detail in nature, and how you focused on one of those details. A lovely piece!

  7. Simple and beautiful quilt, Martha, and lovely photos!


  8. Nature is so broad, and this feather is up close and personal. Succinct. Impressive that you could bring it to eye level for us. And I have to say along with everyone else, your photography is quite beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

  9. Love this! I think your fabric colours are spot on and it has a great feel to it.