Four Feathered Friends

Project Description

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

What you will need

  • Kona cotton
  • 40 wt trilobal polyester embroidery thread
  • Bottom line 60wt black by Superior thread for bobbin
  • decor bond

Q&A with Dena_Living Water Quilter

Tiamat asked:
Beautiful! I thought it was metallic thread. Wonderful feathers.
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Yes, I like using trilobal thread for its "shiny" appearance. It is not as challenging to use as metallic thread.
Denise S asked:
Very inspiring. Thanks so much for the detailed pictures and write up. It really helps to see your inspiration. The effect of the difference in the background fillers is fascinating. And your bottom thread looks as good as the top. I appreciate what it takes to achieve that. You have the gift.
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Thank you! I forgot to add that I used Bottom line thread by Superior for the bobbin thread. (It is not in the description).
Cindy Needham asked:
Dang girl...no words for this one except SUPERB!!! I agree with Denise...you definitely have The Gift. I think we will see your name behind some beautiful ribbons very soon. :)
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
:-) Dang :-) Thank you, Cindy.
cblong03 asked:
Love it! It's so elegant...the overall design, as well as each of the elements.
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Thank you!
linseylou1384159 asked:
All I can say is WOW! Just gorgeous, stunning work!
Dena_Living Water Quilter answered:
Thanks so much. :-)