07 May 2014

Feather Prototype - WiP Wednesday

I've got a little project I'm working on, and by little I mean both small and short (hopefully!)

I love different feather patterns, like Anna Marie Horner's Feather Quilt, and the feathers from the Forest QAL (which I made into a pillow),
Feather cushion
Pattern from Shape Moth

but I needed something smaller. Like 2" by 4" small. I've got an old version of EQ on my computer that I don't use much (although I'm starting to get back into it), and I decided to draft myself a feather pattern!

Here's the first attempt:

Paper pieced feather.

I forgot it ends up as a mirror image of the sketch, but that's okay, I'm fine with how it's turned out. If you think it doesn't look that small, check it out with a quarter for scale: 

Paper Pieced Feather

I've cleaned it up and modified it a little for my purposes...so my new feathers will be slightly different from this, and from each other (I hope!

I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in the pattern? I may list it anyway...but I've got to clean up a couple things first. If there's interest it would simply motivate me to work faster. 


  1. I love this - so cute! I love the fabrics you chose too! ;)

    1. Thanks! I happened to have them all in my handy scrap drawer/bucket/overflowing mess... ;)

  2. Oh I love feather patterns too! I've made a couple of the AMH and recently made the Forest QAL block too. I love your tiny one! It would work great on a zip pouch or maybe a name tag!

    1. I've yet to make the AMH (just admire from afar), but I am hoping to put this tiny guy onto a pouch...which is why it needed to be so small in the first place!

  3. Very cute! Love your tiny bright feather!

  4. That's a great feather and so small! :D

  5. Haha, I did think "that doesn't look too small" but oh my gosh, that IS small! Amazing! I love the fabrics you chose as well. I'm a fan of anything feathers!


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