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Circular feathers

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Free Motion Quilting a Sampler taught by Leah Day

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional, Classic, Romantic
patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, polyester thread and wadding.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

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!

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

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!

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

you are getting the hang of this, quilting thing. I have done the stitch in the ditch of my heart quilt, now the sashing looks all crinkled. might have to do some pulling and sitting on it to flatten it out

11/28/2012 Flag

Keep going - we're supposed to learn by our mistakes, and that's what I'm doing (I hope)!

11/28/2012 Flag

Circular feathers!!!!!!!! Pat you should be so proud of yourself

11/28/2012 Flag

They'll be better next time (at least, that's what I'm telling myself)!

11/28/2012 Flag

oh! oh! oh! You are getting so good at this free motion quilting. AH HA!

11/28/2012 Flag

I must say the photo makes it look a lot better than it really is!

11/29/2012 Flag

Your pebbles are sooooo good.

11/29/2012 Flag

... but soooooo small! Thank you, anyway!

11/29/2012 Flag

Oh my!! This one's my favorite!! LOVE!

11/30/2012 Flag

Thank you! It looks better in the photo than it actually is!

11/30/2012 Flag