When Suz of PatchworkNPlay said she wanted to do an Anna Maria Horner Feather for her monthly block (I think that link will get you there or just Google it), I started in on some new territory. For one thing, this block is really tall–like 17 1/2″ tall and about 9 1/2″ wide. On the screen it always looks so dainty. This is not dainty, but bold and much more interesting than I had thought.
Because Suz lives Down Under, as we Americans call it, or OZ, as they like to call Australia, and she sent us her background fabric via air mail, I was desperate not to screw this up. So I laid out my fabrics in the colors she’d requested, then printed out TWO copies of the pattern and laid it all out, too.
As per Suz’s advice, I followed *this visual tutorial* to paper piece the feather blades. What I learned: thinner through the middle works better than thicker. Work really hard to keep on the angle suggested on the pattern. And even if you biff on those two things, it will still come out just fine. Our group has made several:
We each also including a signature block. I have a template I use because I’ve spelled the name of my blog wrong more than once (which is why if you want to reach me you can just type in OPQuilt and it will get here).
Done! for the month of May. Now I want to make a bunch more!