Perhaps it's just me but sometimes I feel the quilting done by Longarm Quilting shops (private or store-front) are over-using the Feather Quilting design.
I see many, many absolutely beautiful quilt top pictures posted to show off their creations only to see that the Longarm quilter has smothered the quilt top with feathers.
Don't get me wrong, I love the look of feathers on a quilt however, I often look at the pics and say to myself - it would have been nice if another quilting design was used other than the feathers or, along with the feathers to give the quilt some character.
Often I feel the feathers TAKE AWAY from the beautiful quilt top, its piecing and fabric colour/patterns.
This is not meant as criticism, but merely to find out other points of view - again I reiterate - I love the look of feathers BUT I think sometimes they should be used in moderation.