The Feather Quilt (part 4)

 38 blocks are squared up.

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Laid out, sewn together and neatly pressed to make 5 rows of funky feathers.  Those rows are about 72″ long, this is a very huge quilt.

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Sadly, the backing fabric I had fallen in love with only had 5 yards left on the bolt and I most definitely needed 5 1/2 yards of fabric.
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I went ahead and bought the 5 remaining yards not sure how I was going to add in another 1/2 yard of fabric.  Once I was home and laid everything out on my floor I realized that I may have just “painted myself into a corner”.  I had to walk away for a full 2 days before I could look at it again, I was that aggravated. Finally, after tearing thru my fabric stash and much creative cursing, I found a few coordinating strips of fabric from an old Moda jelly roll.

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I was hesitant to cut my backing seeing as it was already short, but I did it anyways and in the end it was the smartest move I could have made.  Not only did it give me enough length to complete the backing, but it added another mod feature to the normally “boring” back of the quilt.

It was shipped out Memorial Day weekend for quilting and I couldn’t be more relieved to have it off my sewing table and floor for that matter.
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