Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bridget Millar Quilt

This is John's Bridget Millar quilt and it is a fabulous quilt for using up your scraps.  The pattern is designed my Carolyn Konig and can be found in Australian Patchwork and Quilting (Vol 15, No.11).
John requested that the quilting be similar to the picture in the magazine and once I saw that it was free hand feathers I was very happy to fulfill his request.

I added piano keys in the outer border to compliment the feathers.

Below is the picture of the quilt in the magazine ...

...and a close up of the quilting in the magazine.

I recreated the same feather motif in the background and just changed the feather motif in the square to a larger plume to balance with the other feathers.


  1. I know that you were worried about this quilt,You did a beautiful job on it, and it looks like his piecing is good too

  2. Fantastic Kathy! Love how your feathers frame each block! Did you mark your feather vine or did you just go for it...with no marking?

  3. Love It!!! Your feathers are awesome, looks just like in the magazine. I am still somewhat feather challenged, but still trying. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. I like your improvement on the quilt design. Great finish.

  5. Very nicely stitched feather motif in the background. I like the smaller feather motif in the squares as it really does balance the larger motif. You must really be enjoying your Bliss upgrade... yeah!!!G

  6. Hi Kath! I'm back from QwM, had tons of fun! I like your version of quilting much better than the original. Gorgeous work!

  7. You did a fabulous job! Thanks for taking good care of my Dad's quilt... Too bad I couldn't convince him to give it to me!! I love the quilting you did - it looks beautiful.