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Four Feathered Friends

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2nd Place in Quilt Challege

Created in this Craftsy class

Design It, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques taught by Cindy Needham

Pull out those unfinished objects! Cindy Needham will inspire you with stitching techniques to put gorgeous finishing touches on your work of art.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Classic, Funky
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What materials did you use? Kona cotton, 40 wt trilobal polyester embroidery thread, Bottom line 60wt black by Superior thread for bobbin, decor bond

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What are you most proud of? I am glad that I decided to participate in the challenge. It encouraged me to create a design and use techniques I have learned in several Craftsy classes in one project. I used decor bond as a quilting stabilizer for the first time. I also designed and created my first "feather spine" paper template. Creating the spine in template form helped to insure the dimensions and look of feathers would be uniform.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it!

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Wow! Your quilt is absolutely stunning!

01/02/2015 Flag

Thank you. :-)

05/13/2015 Flag

As allways - again a perfect piece here. I admire your work whereever I come across it! Thanks for sharing.

04/13/2015 Flag

Thanks! You are welcome! :-)

05/13/2015 Flag

Gorgeous!

05/12/2015 Flag

Thanks!

05/13/2015 Flag

Absolutely gorgeous. Congrats on your second place award. (First place must have been indescribable.) Did you do this on a long arm machine or a regular sewing machine?

05/13/2015 Flag

Thank you! First place was beautiful. :-) It was quilted with a domestic home machine. It was quilted with a Janome 7700

05/13/2015 Flag

That's how I do it also, on my Pfaff 4.0. I think free motion quilting on a conventional machine illustrates a skill and personalizes a quilt in a way that long arm quilting does not. I have a real problem with uniformity in the length of my stitches, but that, of course, gives it a "homemade" look. Your work, however, looks perfect, hence the question of how you achieve such beautiful results.

05/14/2015 Flag