Free Motion Quilting a Sampler »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Traditional, Romantic, Classic
Cotton fabric, polyester thread and wadding.
What was your inspiration?
Leah Day's Craftsy course.
What are you most proud of?
Getting it finished! Although I found the feathers on Block 9 easy, quilting feathers round in a circle was quite a different kettle of fish! They certainly don't bear close inspection and, if it didn't involve so much work, and if I had some guarantee that they'd come out better next time, I'd either rip the lot out or do a complete new block. However, as Leah reassures us, people may not look at it in great detail (apart from on this website!!!) and notice the ropiness of the quilting, so I'll leave it as it is. I haven't got enough leftover fabric in any case, so I'll have to be satisfied!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Draw the feathers first several times on scrap paper before practising on your practice quilt and don't try this until you've got your head round how the feathers have to lie on the curves - I wish I'd done so!