I was taught that you should always give credit where credit is due…so to that end I like to
blame thank Liz for inspiring me to try my hand at free-motion quilted feathers. After months of doodling feathers on every envelope and newspaper that came through the house I finally plucked up the courage and didn't chicken out as I went from paper to fabric.
This quilt is one I have finished for Project Linus which was made up from some pre-cut scraps found at the bottom of a bag.
I’m as proud as a peacock for my free-formed feathers that I did across each braid. I started with a drawn vein and then looped up one side and down the other to create the open feathers. I wanted the quilt to still have quite a bit of loft as it will be for a child and I wanted it to be nice and cosy.
After each column my confidence grew and before long I had completed the quilting…but I still had the urge to feather…what else could I tackle next?
It wasn’t long before I found my next
victim project…the border of yet another quilt for Linus. This time I stitched the vein and looped along one side and then came back to stitch the other side. One side was very easy to stitch where as the other didn’t come as naturally. I guess that must be a left brain / right brain thing… There are lots of variations for feathers… I quite like Tanya’s feathers on her Fiery Starr quilt and Michele’s Mario vines….I think more practice is needed… stay tuned! :o)
Until next time...♥