Thread Talk from My Sewing Machine #56 / Priscilla’s Garden Party Final Sneak Peeks


Hello Friends, it’s lovely to have you visit again.  For some reason, I just felt the traditional feathers won’t work on Priscilla’s Garden Party.  So I experimented with square/flat tipped feathers, and I loved the effect.



To quilt the square tipped feathers, I start with a spine as usual… except my backtracking quilting path won’t work like it does in the traditional round tipped feathers, described here.  The following shows the general idea, and once you get the general idea nailed down, you can easily add your own embellishments to spice things up a bit!



After that first feather, I proceed to add more feathers.  The overall look gives an open and airy feel, and reminds me of Chinese firecrackers.  I shall affectionately call these feathers my firecracker feathers!


Food for thought, and for further experimenting… what if we quilt swirls overlaying the firecrackers in contrasting threads on a solid background, perhaps on an Amish quilt?  I tend to think the visual effect would be quite interesting.  What do you think?


Thanks for stopping by, Friends!  I hope you have enjoyed my latest Thread Talk installment.  I hope you have a lovely rest of the week!  I shall catch up with you later.


16 thoughts on “Thread Talk from My Sewing Machine #56 / Priscilla’s Garden Party Final Sneak Peeks

  1. Wonderful! I love the Firecracker Feathers. I’ll have to find a quilt I can use them on! Thanks again for wonderful inspiration.

  2. That floral fabric is beautiful. The cleaner lines of the flat tip feathers seem to works nicely with the floral. I’d like to try this pattern out. It’s one that I think I can do after some practice! Thanks for sharing Wendy (((hugs)))

  3. The ‘3-D’ effect is really happening. I do believe this would lend itself to so many variations…….and, really, how can you go wrong with (any type of) feathers???? Love it!!! Hugs…………..SSAB

  4. I’m not quite sure how I missed the original Garden Party post but I did. Oh my those fabrics are beautiful and your funky Chinese Firecracker feathers have a beautiful airy effect on things. Love the swirls too! Thanks for sharing his new twist! Hope you’re feeling better now – somehow I missed that post too. Hugs, Karen

  5. What a great feather variation! I am just starting to experiment with the two-tone quilting, and I think your idea of the swirl overlay would look awesome. You are always such an inspiration Wendy – Thank You!

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