Friday, January 9, 2015

Me & My Arrow

I have been obsessed with feathers.  I know you couldn't it seems every other post I do is feather this or feather that!  This is the last one.  I'm moving on. Different colors, fabric and designs.  

This table runner was another one of my experiments.  I wanted to put a twist on the feathers and finally try to make arrow.  Testing...testing...   

15" x 45"

Here's the scoop:

Smaller feathers.  Yep!  I used Anna Maria Horner's pattern.  HERE.  I used up some of the left over pieces from the bigger feathers and had to make a few more strips.  There were a few modifications, but all in all it was the same process as the big feathers.  The feather blocks ended up being 7 1/2" x 10 1/2".  

I tried to make my very own version of an arrow, however it strained my brain and didn't turn out as good as I wanted it to.  Luckily there are others who have shared and mastered the arrow technique!  I ended up finding this perfectly great ARROW tutorial at Grace & Favour.

I shortened the arrow to fit a table runner and to have a better fit with my feathers.  This arrow is 3 1/2" x 13"  

It still needed a little extra.  Some filler.  Chevrons seemed like a very good idea.  I tried a different method for the HST's.  Something different, something new for me!  It sometimes is the little things that excite me!  I have a tutorial in the works!

Piecing together all the elements was pretty easy and straight forward.  The backing is an off-white and the binding is Kona Raffia.  

My favorite 1/2" geometric straight line quilting put the final touches this baby needed.

Next time you see feathers ~ I hope it ends up being in a quilt.  I will be making one.  Just not in the near future!


  1. Awesome table runner :). Never tried sewing a feather. Must try that :).

    1. I had wanted to make them for a long time! Finally had the chance. You really do need to try them!

  2. Love it! Beautiful feathers. I love 1/2" straight line quilting too.

  3. I think you did a great job ; ) It's beautiful
    Thanks for the shout out too

    1. Credit due Carla! Thanks for a great tutorial!

  4. The feathers are beautiful on this runner! I love the colors and fabrics you used.

  5. I was hoping you would post the picture of the table runner. It turned out great!


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