Love this link! Thanks!!
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I love the look!!Originally Posted by k3n
I have always wanted to try to do feathers but for some reason I am a little intimidated by them. Dont know why they can not be any harder than laying out a set of flames on a H-D tank. :roll:
But practicing on paper is the easiest and best way to learn how to do any FMQ. I always practice on butcher paper in my studio to see if my ideas will flow just right.
The next quilt I am working on will be a hot rod themed quilt for my Dads Christmas present and the quilting will be multiple layer flames within flames. Which should be really easy to quilt continually.
And thank you for the links they were really helpful!!
I too get sacred to try feathers. And I love the look of them the best. I may try it and none are the same in reality.
I know exactly how you feel, I was the same and I had a practice with the traditional feathers but my backtracking just wasn't good enough to satisfy me! :shock: I can't recommend the Sally Terry method highly enough - I did lots of doodling on paper first to get into the swing of it. This is invaluable as it trains your brain to do the movement. Basically, whatever you can draw with pencil and paper, you can 'draw' with needle and thread. When I first tried it on a practice sandwich, I was amazed at how quickly I got the rythmn of it. And once you've mastered the basic feather, there are all sorts of variations in the book to inspire you. :-DOriginally Posted by Dee
I have done some machine quilting with pattern copied on the copier, pinned to the qilt, and stitched through the paper then torn paper off. There is not as much shifting of the layers and my drawing ability is nil so not necessary to try. I did a chain on the borders and it was really quick to quilt the full length of the quilt this way.
I love a large meander, stippling,FMQ, whatever you want to call it, I have done 40 quilts using this method and I never get tired of doing it or seeing it. Once in a while I will do some straight line stitch about 1/4 - 3/8" away from the seam and I like that also.