The Feathers Quilt Pattern is available at Sewfinity!
Why We Like It
Designed by Nydia Kehnle and Alison Glass, the Feathers Quilt is such a beautiful quilt with a stunning design. You need this quilt on your sofa!
This stunning design is formed from columns of angular feathers, pieced together with foundation-paper-pieced (FPP) blocks. If you're new to FPP, this just might be the perfect gateway to this technique. Careful though, you might get hooked!
It's a single-size throw quilt, but it's easy to modify by adding or subtracting rows and/or columns. The quilt looks so different depending on your choice of background, and it looks absolutely spectacular in solids. Our solid bundles work great!
Tips + Tutorials
- The pattern includes thorough instructions, full-size templates for foundation paper piecing, and a coloring page.
- Get our FPP tips: Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial
- Get the Feathers color key and the cutting layout for 12 fat quarters if you're making one of our color mockups below.
- Sew Along: 2022 Feathers Sew Along, an 8-week sewalong Jan 1 - Mar 25, 2022. Sewfinity is a sponsor!
Inspiration + Ideas
Match-making our Kona Cotton Solids to the Feathers quilt pattern was really fun and it was so inspiring to see so many beautiful versions of this quilt. Enjoy these digital mockups!
All of these mockups have a 12-step horizontal gradation of color. You'll need 12 fat quarters plus 4 yards of background. Our color-themed bundles are a great way to get these 12 fat quarters, and depending on your bundle choices, you'll have some fat quarters leftover - perfect for scrappy binding or for adding to your fabric stash.
Choose 12 fat quarters from 4 of our Monochrome 5 FQ bundles.
Cyan + Violet + Blue + Blue Cyan
Red Magenta + Yellow + Orange + Red
Blue + Red Magenta + Magenta + Violet
Yellow Green + Cyan + Green Cyan + Green
Magenta + Blue + Blue Cyan + Cyan
Yellow + Yellow Green + Green + Green Cyan
Choose 12 fat quarters from 3 of our Monochrome 5 FQ bundles (these left out the darkest fat quarters).
Red Magenta + Orange + Red
Green Cyan + Violet + Orange
Green Cyan + Yellow Green + Green
Choose 12 fat quarters from 2 of our Monochrome 9 FQ bundles (these left out the darkest and lightest fat quarters).
Orange 9 FQ bundle + Blue Cyan 9 FQ bundle
Magenta 9 FQ bundle + Green Cyan 9 FQ bundle
Cyan 9 FQ bundle + Red Magenta 9 FQ bundle
Magenta 9 FQ bundle + Violet 9 FQ bundle
Red 9 FQ bundle + Green 9 FQ bundle
Blue Cyan 9 FQ bundle + Cyan 9 FQ bundle
Use all 12 colors from one of our Rainbow 12 fat quarter bundles. Here are some ideas on light/med/dark backgrounds:
Rainbow Value 1 (lightest tint)
Rainbow Value 3 (light tint)
Rainbow Value 5 (pure color)
Rainbow Value 7 (dark shade)
Use all 9 fat quarters from our Monochrome 9 fat quarter bundles plus a fat quarter each of white/light grey/dark grey (our Greyscale 6 FQ bundle would get you what you need).
Yellow 9 FQ bundle
Orange 9 FQ bundle
Red 9 FQ bundle
Red Magenta 9 FQ bundle
Magenta 9 FQ bundle
Violet 9 FQ bundle
Blue 9 FQ bundle
Blue Cyan 9 FQ bundle
Cyan 9 FQ bundle
Green Cyan 9 FQ bundle
Green 9 FQ bundle
Yellow Green 9 FQ bundle
See what others are making and share your projects using #FeathersQuilt on Instagram or Facebook. And tag us @Sewfinity so we can see!
Get the Feathers Quilt Pattern and have fun sewing!
Hi Karen! Yes, the sewalong was wonderful! I bet the 70" is to build in some extra length, just to be safe, to allow for any piecing discrepancies.
I missed what looks like a wonderful sew-a-long. Since you’ve been through this, I wonder why the instructions say cut 70" sashes when the finished length is 65". That seems like a waste of 4".