Thursday, February 9, 2012

February's Free Motion Quilt Challenge - Feathers

February FMQ Tutorial, by Diane Gaudynski “Echo Feather Plume”

I love feathers but I haven't mastered  quilting them ....  Yet.... that is.....  LOL.

For me, mastering the paisley shape is the hardest thing to do. But then as a child I could never draw a good looking heart.  I drew pages of paisley shapes and practice feathers in my sketch book. One day I will get good at it.   

Sketching these were fun, because I really didn't have an idea 
in mind, I just doodled.  

I did the free motion on my DM

The feather below I quilted on my my quilting frame during the summer.  I was really happy with it, but it's not great.... but 
Even though its not perfect it still received a blue ribbon.  It was a Queen Size Kit from Connecting Threads called "Wildflower Quilt"  


  1. Your feathers look fantastic!! on paper and fabric

  2. Your feathers look beautiful and I love your quilt--great job!

  3. I am sew excited to meet a fellow quilter/machine embroiderer! I am your newest follower :-)

    1. Thanks Mary! It's funny because I didn't want to applique over 500 leaves on the quilt above, so I cheated a bit and digitized the leaves and the small buds... then embroidered them on and then appliqued the flowers in the center of each block. It was fun.