Friday, November 6, 2015

Vico anyone? and FEATHERS!!!!

Do you remember Vico?  That delicious chocolate milk that we used to drink as kids?  I lived on a farm, so we didn't get this treat very often, and so I thought it was extra special.

Anyway, the soft brown in this quilt reminds me of Vico so that is what I keep calling it when I refer to it!


This was a layer cake (Papillon by Moda) that I had been saving because I couldn't decide what to do with it.


I decided to try out the layer cake HST's....easy peasy!!  I have since found a Missouri Star Tutorial that explains the technique (love those tutorials!!)  Basically, you put 2 - 10" squares RST, sew all the way around the outside, then cut across on both diagonals.  And presto....you have 4 HST!   I have been using a lot of HST lately, there are so man options for the layout that totally changes each look. For this one, I off-set the square.

I have to admit, when I got it sewn together, I wasn't really happy with it.
It was very pastel, very soft, very pink and blue!
BUT I found some brown for the border, and it changed the whole look!! (seems like I am using a lot of brown these days....and I never use brown!! Must be a phase I am going through! )

I was a bit short for my backing, so had to add a little strip of contrast in to make it big enough..

I quilted it with my "go-to" echoed teardrop pattern all over...

AND ..... I tried ou tFEATHERS in the border!!!!!!   Yes, I did!!!  Not perfect, but it was my first try.

It was a learning experience and I think I will tell you all about it in another post.  I learned a lot, but still need lots of practice!

Linking up today at TGIFF over at Quokka Quilts
                                      


5 comments:

  1. Very nice quilt! I love the combination of brown and light blue.
    XOXO from die Stoeckeline

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  2. Lovely job on the quilting - I cannot master feathers in stitch or pencil.

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  3. Love it, such fabulous color palette. Great quilting.

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  4. Vico! It was what we ordered, too, on those rare occasions when we stopped at a cafe in the big city! I recall having an exchange student from Guelph, Ontario who obviously didn't know what Vico was. He thought it was wonderful how the waiter brought a complimentary glass of chocolate milk with your meal!

    Congrats on the feathers! Good for you! They look great! I also read with keen interest, your process post. Good to know. Thanks. I have not learned to FMQ yet, crazy as that is. I might even try this weekend. I've put together a practice piece. Wish me luck!

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  5. I might even try this weekend. I've put together a practice piece. Wish me luck!

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