I thought it would be fun to do a post on my progress to date. I think every quilter loves feather and I am no exception.
When you are free motion quilting - it's the first thing you want to do.
I dug around and found my first attempts.
Now I only mark the spine.
This was an attempt at feathering an a narrow border.
More feathers in a border on the Lantern quilt.
Then in February, Diane Gaudynski did the turorial for the 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge.
I decided to work my sample on satin. Something just clicked into place and I was able to produce this :
I was over the moon - this was something I had wanted to achieve for a long time.
Now I am working on this ;
I hope this post gives some encouragemnt to those of you who are just starting out with free motion quilting.
You can see how far I have come in just 11 months. I cannot wait to start incorporating my new found skills into my quilts.
My top tips would be to get a pair of quilting gloves and keep practicing. Draw feathers on paper whenever you get the chance. It really does help.
Most importantly though - have fun and remember 'Rome wasn't built in a day'!
See you all next time.