So... I ran across this free quilt pattern that just made me swoon and had to have a go at it. It is from Anna Marie Horner and it is called Feather Bed (http://www.annamariahorner.com/make.html). What an awesome title for a pattern!
I used scraps I had on hand from all my previous projects to create a little over a yard of striped fabric to cut the feathers from. I used some fabric from the donation stash for my background (which, to me, looks like pajama fabric) instead of the plain white in the sample. The feathers are HUGE, at about 18 inches from tip to tail.
I was loving the red I used for the quill portion so used more of that on the border. Still loving it so I quilted by doing a decorative stitch in red around every feather.
It is bound by wrapping the backing to the front and top stitching with the same red decorative stitch.
This lap quilt for Passages is about 56-58 inches square.