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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Will's Wings and NTT

I finished my latest quilt, made with my Take Flight pattern, and I am SO proud of the way it turned out.

Everything is always better with practice, and in the case of this quilt, that is definitely true.  The most difficult part of this quilt is free-motion quilting the feather pattern on the two wings.  It takes some patience and planning to make sure the two wings are even.  I was more successful this time around.  The feather quilting on the wings is more fluid on this quilt, and the two wings are as even as I think they can reasonably be.

The wings are a nice, crisp Kona White, and I quilted with Aurifil Dove Gray thread.  The Dove Gray isn't so dark that it sticks out, but it adds just enough awesome dimension.

I lucked out and found this fantastic print that pulls in all of the colors of the improv piecing, and with a stripe of Kona Chartreuse to widen it out, it is just perfect.

Even though the blue on the backing fabric is a darker shade, I opted for Kona Royal for the binding.  I thought a navy binding would be too dark against the front, and the Royal still blends really well.

I don't often make handwritten labels anymore (tutorial HERE).  Since getting my custom ribbon labels, it is just so easy to sew one of those into the binding of my quilts.  This quilt called for a special touch though, and my friend requested a particular name for the quilt.  This quilt is for a friend, and has a beautiful purpose.  My last post has the details, and you can read about it HERE.

I delivered the quilt yesterday evening, and my friend absolutely loved it.  It was an honor to make it for her!

Last week's party was amazing!  Check out this beautiful medallion quilt by The Lilac Cat-

This fun quilt is by Something Rosemarie.  Great colors and texture!

And finally, look at these amazing wonky triangles by Sarah at Quilt Moderne.  Love it!

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  1. Stunningly beautiful work and lovely colours.

  2. What a wonderful treasure, you created a beautiful keepsake!

  3. I love your Will's Wings quilt, those colours are so vibrant! So glad its gone to such a loving home.

  4. This is such a special quilt! The colors are beautiful especially against the white!

  5. Hi Kelly, you have every reason to be proud. Congrats!

  6. Truly stunning. It will be cherished.

  7. Will's Wings is just beautiful Kelly. The story behind the make is very touching. It's the perfect design and I'm sure will be much loved and treasured.

  8. Wonderful quilt Kelly. I am sure it will be treasured.

  9. Congratulations on your wonderful and fun finish!

  10. Where can we find the pattern for Will’s Wings / Take Flight pattern?? So cute!

    1. Hello Allison! The Take Flight pattern is an exclusive bonus digital pattern, included with the purchase of my book (available in my Etsy shop, click on the photo of my book at the top of my left sidebar). The pattern is not sold separately.

      :) Kelly


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