I just finished two new quilts (wall hangings) – and on both I quilted feathers. I thought to make a new small design for you – my newsletter subscribers- in case you want to practice free motion quilting feathers.
I made it the perfect size – 10”, not too small, not too big.
I selected my threads and stitched first with the dark colors…
…then with the light colors.
Stitching feathers is fun and while we are comfortable stitching them in a certain direction, stitching in the opposite direction must be practiced, too, that’s why I made this design with wedges divided in half.
Then I marked some guidelines on the background -because the design allows!
And I added some more feathers; here is my little piece.
If you don’t have so many colors, you can stitch it with only two colors: one dark and one light. You will change the thread only twice.
I changed my thread 16 times for this little 10” piece!
The thread is Aurifil 28wt and it worked wonderfully on this little piece; you can’t achieve the same bold look with 50wt thread!
I LOVE a stitched rainbow!
If you want to try this design, subscribe to my newsletter below. You will find it in the Library of Free Designs.