Did you catch our August 2020 Quilted Joy Clubhouse online meeting? This month we looked at how to quilt feathers in a triangle. If you missed the livestream it’s available to watch (or re-watch!) whenever you’d like. Find it on the Quilted Joy Youtube channel or on the Quilted Joy Clubhouse page on our website!
Our main program for this month’s meeting was about how to quilt feathers in a triangle. Watch the video below to see a few different methods and so much more!
How to Quilt Feathers in a Triangle
I tell ya, by the end of the year the Clubhouse will have a whole class worth of videos about how to quilt feathers in all shapes, sizes, and directions! For August’s Quilted Joy Clubhouse meeting we focused on how to quilt feathers in a triangle.
You might remember from your geometry class that triangles come in different varieties – right angle, isosceles, obtuse. For quilting, this can make the shape a little more challenging. It will help a lot to break down the triangle into smaller bites or sections, if only to give yourself a little less to worry about all at once. Chalk out miter lines to create boundaries and chalk a feather spine too.
I like to cut my triangles in half, down the center of the triangle. For a larger triangle, like my final example, I might also add an extra boundary line at the 45-degree mark. Once you’ve created these smaller areas and chalked your spine, you can quilt the feathers however you prefer. During the meeting I demonstrated quilting your feathers starting from the center, starting from the opposite corners, and more.
During the livestream some folks asked about my favorite markers. I was using the Bohin Chalk Refillable Cartridge set, but I also like the Sewline Fabric Pencil and the Marvy Air Erasable Fabric Marker.
There are so many options for quilting feathers in a triangle. Practice these techniques on paper or your next quilt. And be sure to share pictures of your work! I love seeing these ideas “out in the wild.” I hope you’ll join the Quilted Joy Clubhouse on Facebook and share your work with the whole community!
Allana’s Quilting Studio on the Farm
Allana Bryant of Quilt Top Farm was kind enough to invite us into her quilting studio for this month’s Looky Loo Tour. Her studio is above her garage and it has lots of windows and natural light! She’s lined the walls with bookcases and shelves to store her fabrics, patterns, and goodies. The back of the studio is the perfect width to fit her APQS Millie on a 12 foot table and still have room for her to walk all the way around the table.
I’ve found that with each tour I always spot something I’m jealous of, and Allana’s batting storage has me a little green with envy! Batting rolls can be difficult to store because of their size, so I’m always on the lookout for clever batting storage ideas. If you’d like to keep up with Allana, be sure to visit her Quilt Top Farm Facebook page. Thanks again Allana for letting us peek into your studio!
Angela’s Favorite Things – Studio 180 Rulers
Is there anyone you admire so much that if you saw them in real life, you’d start fan-girling over them? For me, that’s Deb Tucker. Deb’s Studio 180 piecing rulers are amazing and really simplify the piecing process for me. When I’m designing a quilt, I find myself reaching for her rulers to see if she’s already figured out an easy way to create the block I’m working on.
If I had to choose a favorite ruler, it’s probably the Square Squared or the V Block ruler. I find myself reaching for these two most often and you’ll definitely spot lots of V Blocks in my original quilts!
As an extra thank you for joining me for the Quilted Joy Clubhouse, use coupon code STUDIO180 to get 15% off any of Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 rulers in the Quilted Joy store! This code is only good August 5-7, 2020, and it cannot be combined with other codes or discounts.
How Would You Quilt It? Tracey’s Neighborhood Quilt
Isn’t Tracey’s quilt so sweet? She said this quilt will be part of a raffle for her quilt guild. In particular she wasn’t sure how to quilt the houses.
Inspired by the idea that her guild friends live in this little quilty neighborhood, I added hearts above each door. I thought it’d be fun to quilt refrigerator coils that will look like siding on the houses. I repeated the heart motif in the nine patch cornerstone blocks and meandered throughout the backgrounds to travel from block to block.
I decided to treat the three inner borders as one big unit and quilted them with big feathers. For the center snowball blocks, I decided to keep it simple and traditional with crosshatching. Click here to check out my crosshatching guide and worksheet. Finally in the outer border I repeated the heart motif again in the corners and added simple bead boards in the border.
Show and Tell
I love to wrap up the QJ Clubhouse meetings with a little show and tell. There are so many talented quilters in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse on Facebook and they share lots of amazing quilts. It’s fun to put a spotlight on their hard work!
The Quilted Joy Clubhouse live meetings occur on the first Wednesday of each month at 1pm Eastern. Our next Clubhouse meeting will be September 2, 2020 at 1pm Eastern/Noon Central and we’ll be talking about quilting feathers in diamonds. If you’d like to watch live, you can find us on Facebook in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse or subscribe to the Quilted Joy Youtube channel to be notified about our videos. Don’t worry if you can’t join us live. The video will remain available on both Facebook and Youtube afterwards so you can watch whenever you want!
Hope to “see” you at the next live meeting!