The working title was “Finely Feathered”, but it took a long time from conception to completion, hence the name change!  The design started with the Feathered Star blocks of my own design, which I came up with during a Quilt University class with EQ guru Patti Anderson.  I collect swans, and had been working on an appliqué swan design for quite a while (I edited a “blob” for months to get what you see here!).  I decided to combine the two ideas into a study of the meanings of the word “feather” for quilters.  There are appliquéd feathers in the border, feather quilting designs, and a row of machine feather stitch around the quilt.