Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Treathers?

What is a "treather", you ask?  A treather is a feather which is free motion quilted using a treadle machine!  I would have never thought it possible, but Donna B. proved that it is.  She brought a treadle machine to retreat - a treadle machine that has the capability to lower the feed dogs.  And yes, she made beautiful "treathers" with it.  I even got a chance to try it myself.  I'd never sewed on a treadle machine and it was quite the experience.  I will say there is a learning curve; my legs got tired quickly and didn't want to keep up the pace.
Here's a unique quilt brought to retreat.  Loretta is making this quilt as a tribute to her mother who was responsible for making band uniforms for a local high school for years.  Yes, there's a band coat stitched to the quilt!
This pyramid quilt really caught my eye - what fun!
Here a selvage project I worked on at retreat.  It's almost done!
And some lovely squares laid out in the floor - some yummy quilty goodness here!

More pictures from retreat still to come.

5 comments:

EmilyWood said...

Selvage project...I want to see more pictures! I believe I know what it is :-)

Melinda said...

I am looking forward to seeing what your selvage project is. Hurry please!

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Ditto...the selvage project!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Love the feathers! I do free motion quilting on my treadle as well and love it!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Beautiful pink and brown blocks. What are you making with the selvages?