Feather Bed

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April 9, 2013 by Melissa

Earlier this year when I decided to try my hand at quilting, it was because I was inspired by a beautiful line of fabrics I saw on Pinterest – Field Study by Anna Maria Horner. After I ordered the fat quarters, I started searching for a quilt pattern and – lo and behold – Anna Maria had a free pattern using Field Study available on her website.

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Feather Bed comes in a variety of sizes and was easy enough for a beginner like me to follow. I finished the quilt top rather quickly but I was at a loss as to how to quilt it. Even though I had done a few patchwork baby quilts ten or so years ago, I had never done anything but hand tie the quilt sandwiches. I knew that wouldn’t work for this one. So one day when I was visiting A&E Pharmacy (my LQS), I mentioned my dilemma and found out that A&E has an amazing professional quilter – Nancy Troyner. I was a little apprehensive about leaving my very first “real” quilt with a stranger but Nancy totally put me at ease. A few weeks later, Nancy called to say that my little Feather Bed was done…

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Oh my word! I can’t believe how beautiful it is! Nancy is amazing and I’m already planning more designs to take to her.

I just love this pattern too. Recently, I found this more impromptu version of Feather Bed so I’m going to give it a shot. Eek! Impromptu is not my thing! I’m imagining it in Charleston Farmhouse fabrics…

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Thank you so much Nancy for your beautiful work on this little quilt! I’m going to treasure it for years to come.

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