Zig-Zag Quilt - Custom Machine Quilting

Okay, so I'm sure you all know, or have realized by now just how much Kathleen and I love using solid colored fabrics. We do love prints, don't get me wrong, but there is just something about the crispness, and the ability to "show off" machine quilting when quilts are made with solid colors.
This awesome zig-zag quilt was made by Deb. When Deb sent me her quilt she told me I could custom machine quilt it however I wanted, she just wanted some feathers on it.
So, I machine quilted some feathers, I love feathers, in the gray, then some straight line quilting, with a little bit of point to point quilting mixed in. I LOVE how this quilt turned out, I'll be sad to ship it back to Deb. :)
I used Quilters Dream Poly Deluxe batting and So Fine! thread. I love the texture that the Quilters Dream batting gives, and So Fine! it's a dream come true! :)

I teach how-to quilt my feathers in my book; Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.
Hope you're all having a great day!


  1. Wonderful quilting with feathers! the solid colours give the quilt a really fresh look!

  2. As always, a work of art! Love this vibrant colors of this quilt, and the quilting makes it awesome!

  3. Glorious quilting!! And I have a small box of solids just begging to be in a project like this one!

  4. How delightful!! This summer/fall, I am making a chevron/zig zag quilt for a friend to gift her grandson. I wondered if I might have built up the confidence by then to machine quilt it. I wouldn't be able to do THIS, but it gives me a few ideas, as long as I keep it simple.


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