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    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
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    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.
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    My first Dresden Kaleidoscope - appliqued to a large square of black, ready for quilting.
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    The feathers I did on the side of my placemats
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    OK, the last couple of photos seemed to come out back to front, but I think you can get the gist. Here are a couple of close ups of the quilting.
    I have been using the 'over the top of the feather' method, but some of mine could be better, as I didn't find it all that easy to stitch the second line directly over the first, and I wish I could get the feathers more even, but I will keep practicing!!!

    I also think it would be easier to make it look nice if the same colour thread was used, rather than a contrast thread.

    My camera refused to make this one look like red thread on a black background, but that is actually what it is.
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    A closer view (don't look too hard)
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    I made eight of the placemats Loretta, so by the time I had the last one done, I was getting reasonably even with the feathers.

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    Very pretty!

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    No, I made them for myself, though I do give some things away, if I think they are going to be appreciated

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    Oh sew pretty! Your machine quilting is very good. I think it takes practice! Love your Dresden Plate, also. :lol:

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    OMG!!!! That is gorgeous!!!!!!! You did this free motion on a domestic machine? Wow!!!!

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    That is an awesome job.
    You did good on the feathers as far as I could tell.

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    Thank you for the lovely comments. I do have a Bernina with a stitch regulator, which helps, but I had already got the hang of FM quilting fairly evenly before I got this machine. I just wish I could get the feathers to look more even, but I intend to keep at it with the practicing.

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    Those feathers sure look even to me!

    I'm impressed. I'm still working on stitch-in-the ditch.



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