I realize I say this a lot, but this quilt is one of my most favorites. For real.
My friend Nathan commissioned this for his girlfriend before they moved to Colorado and as soon as he asked, I knew what I wanted to do. I sat at Hoots Roller Bar and drew it on some receipt tape.
It’s both the most planned and unplanned quilt I’ve ever made. It looks largely improvised but was almost completely measured out.
My stash is lacking in purples but I grabbed what I had and pieced some stars, some with log cabin centers.
I made some feathers based on Anna Maria Horner’s pattern, some striped and some solid, and then using contractor’s paper, I drew out arcs and foundation pieced them to the paper. It was nowhere near perfect but it worked!
I backed it in some feather scraps and other purples and a striped vintage sheet.
I quilted it in a looping pattern with white thread and gave it a scrappy binding.
While I was photographing this quilt behind the funeral home next to my studio, a momma fox and her 6 little ones were watching me! I tried to snap a picture but I couldn’t get close enough.
I miss my friends now that they’ve moved away but I’m glad they have a little piece of Winston with them!