I made my first Dresden Kaleidoscope last week and thought I would use it as a practice piece and add some quilting around it. I have long been a fan of Sharon Shamber's style of quilting, and thought I would have a go. I don't think moving fabric around under a needle can ever be as smooth as moving a needle around over the fabric, so some of my feathers are not the best of shapes, but then this is my first effort. Up to now, I have only done some feathers on the sides of placemats, and in a few fillings on one other quilt.
The finished quilt. I'll put a couple of closeups in the next posting.
My first Dresden Kaleidoscope - appliqued to a large square of black, ready for quilting.
The feathers I did on the side of my placemats