August 14, 2014

Celebrities, Wisdom and Feathers

For some reason, feathers came to mind today, so I went looking for an appropriate quilt block to feature and Indian Plume fit the bill.

Indian Plume quilt block © W. Russell,
Indian Plume
I have categorized this quilt block as at an intermediate level, not because it is difficult, but because there are quite a few pieces making up the block. This requires that you are precise in your sewing and that is the only difficulty you will face. The patches themselves are easy to create, so the only problem you will have is in choosing the colours that are right for you.

Download the free quilt block pattern.

And speaking of feathers, what would a series of quotes about feathers be without a reference to a peacock?

Quotes about Feathers

    "Peacock" image courtesy of Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot at
  • I don't know if it's animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around.
    ~ Bradley Cooper

  • I'm always in favor of more glamour. I embarrass my children, I think. I am the lady in feathers in the car pool line.
    ~ Mia Sara

  • It was a meditation on life, love, old age, death: ideas that had often fluttered around her head like nocturnal birds but dissolved into a trickle of feathers when she tried to catch hold of them.
    ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  • The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing.
    ~ Jean Baptist Colbert

  • Now cut that out boy, or I'll spank you where the feathers are thinnest.
    ~ Foghorn Leghorn

"Indian Plume" image © W. Russell,
"Peacock" image courtesy of Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot at

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