Sunday, February 23, 2014

FMQ Feathers


I finally got a somewhat decent picture of the feathers I've been quilting. I hope you can see them okay. I have been marking the spine but the rest is completely free motion. I think I'm getting more comfortable with them. They aren't perfect but good enough to not have to rip out.


I really am enjoying quilting my feathers on this quilt. I started on the black fabric. The thread matches so well that you can barely see the feathers. That's a good thing when you're just starting out and feel unsure of yourself. The black fabric feathers are giving me the experience to work on the white fabric where the feathers are more prominent. We all need practice but it's so nice to practice and finish a quilt at the same time!

12 comments:

  1. Wow great job! I am afraid to do them! U r an inspiration!

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    1. Erin, if I can do them, so can you! Mine aren't even close to being perfect but they're okay. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

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  2. The other quilting you have done on this quilt is beautiful as well. :-)

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    1. Thank you! So glad you like it since you did see up close and personal!

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  3. WOW--they are really gorgeous, Rosemary! you are surely making great strides on your quilting journey! love the colors in this piece..hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thank you so much! This is the first quilt I've designed myself. Everything takes longer since you have nothing to go by but it's finally coming along! Hope to share the whole quilt when it's done!

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  4. Your feathers are looking wonderful Rosemary! The more you make them the easier they become. I often will practice on paper before actually free motion quilting to get it in my memory muscle. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt. Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment on my Modern Celebration of Valentine's Day quilt. Happy feathering!

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    1. Thanks, Joanie! I have to agree that practice is the only thing you can do to improve free motion quilting. I've got to work on that!!

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  5. Love how this is coming together Rose.

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    1. Thanks, Deb! It's taking a while but I'm getting there!

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  6. Your feathers are looking great! I have yet to try! :)

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    1. Thanks! If I can make feathers, so can you! Give it a try sometime!

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