Do any of you want to do a group lesson for quilting feathers? As I was quilting the Carpenter Star quilts, I realized what a perfect top this would be for doing a group feather making lesson.
There are places for doing triangular feathers, square feathers, rectangular feathers, round feathered wreaths, as well as several options for border feathers. We could just feather the heck out of this top. The top is easy to make, quick to make, could be made from stash fabrics for most of us. If you haven’t made free motion feathers before, yours may not look so great but if you want to learn to make them, they’re not going to look great til you take the bull by the horns and learn to do it.
If there’s enough interest in doing this as a group, I’ll make another top to have as an example. I cannot give you a specific time frame due to the move and not knowing if we’re going to be renting or building or when I might see my longarm again. It’s safe to guess that it will be September or October at the earliest before we get started.
Whether you quilt on a longarm, mid-arm or short arm, or even a domestic sewing machine, you can make gorgeous feathers if you want to. I’ll be demoing on a longarm but I’ve seen fantastic feathers done on all kinds of machines, including DSMs.
If you want your feathers to show up nicely, use a fabric without too much pattern, like a tone on tone. Oh, how I love those tone on tone fabrics. If you’d rather your feathers get lost in the fabric, use a fabric with a busy pattern. The plan is to do feathers within all of segments of the top, although you can do as few as you’d like. I’m just saying . . if the above fabric were my example, I would probably have feathers in the blue, the gold, and the red fabrics.
So . . any interest in this project?