Here I have combined the lessons learned from Leah Day on Stippling and Diane Gaudynski's February tutorial on Echo Feather Plume.
This is my first time ever to try the feathers in free motion quilting. If you have been reading my blog you would know that I just started learning free motion quilting this year.
So here is how my process started towards the feathers.
I doodled on paper quite a few times to get the feathers as seen in Diane Gaudynski's tutorial(link provided above). Then thought about how can I quilt them. I drew the stem of the feather first using a pen(this mark goes away when you iron the fabric). Then started quilting the feathers as per Diane's instructions.
After quilting few feathers, I was more confident and quilted the feathers with the flow. I got the idea to micro stipple around the feathers from reading Leah Day's post Texture Stippling. This definitely seemed to enhance the beauty of the feathers. Since, I didn't have any experience with any other FMQ method. I decided to stick with stippling around the feathers.
Here are few pictures of the wall hanging/quilt I made:
|Showcasing the block|
|The Middle Block|
|Quilted Wall Hanging|
Click on the picture to see it big.
I wanted to thank Diane Gaudynski's for the wonderful 2012 FMQ Challenge's feathers tutorial, Leah Day's Quilt Along tutorials for teaching me stippling and last but not the least Sew Cal Gal for giving me the opportunity to participate in FMQ challenge.