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    Feather

    So I am getting a longarm in the next month and went to test drive a machine. I have never taken a class and just read a book about feathers so that when I went for my test drive I would have an idea of what went into it.

    I know it's a little silly but I'm really proud of this feather as it is my 3rd one I've ever done and I did it free hand with just a spine as a guide! I can't wait to get my machine so I can really get this down.

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    Very nice feather!! Congrats on getting a longarm!

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    Well, I'm certainly impressed!! You seem to have the gift. (wish I did!) Have fun with your long arm. You will do well.

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    I'm impressed at your feather expertise....it's beautiful. I have been practising on my Fusion 18" and have yet to do this well. Thank you for sharing.

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    Well you are on your way girl! Very nice beginning! Have fun with your new machine!

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    Looks like feathers may come naturally to you....what a great talent!

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    it's wonderful.... you have a natural talent.... and...... I'm jealous!
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    You must be a natural, never seen feathers done that well so early on. You are well on your way!!

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    Great start.
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    Wow, awesome job. You're a feather natural. Sadly I am feather-impaired.
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    Hello everyone,
    what a lovely and outstanding project it is.
    Nice to see this.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    They look great, have fun creating!

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    You did a fantastic job!!! I have a Tin Lizzie sitdown machine. Feathers are my signature pattern....I am still learning a lot. The fun thing is they always look different on each quilt. Congrats on your machine!! Enjoy!!

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    Your feathers are the shape I like. They are at a good angle from the spine. I usually say 45 degrees, not straight out or straight up. They have nice round ends and the feather comes back to the spin at a nice angle as if it could continue all the way down the spine. Keep going. And congrats on the longarm. I am going to post a photo in a few minutes so you can check out my feathers on the back of a quilt. It will be under Bonnie's quilt. You will find your feathers are like mine.

    Another option for your deep curves: When you have a deep curve, you can piggy back feathers to get it filled and go around a really deep curve. Piggy backing is doing a smaller feather and then the next is larger and goes over the the top of the smaller feather and then the third is even longer and extends over the top of the second. It is just one way to handle a deep curve. There are many ways to deal with deep curves on stems. Try them all and pick what you like.

    Feathers are an exciting journey. Congrats on the longarm.
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    It's not silly to be proud of this good work! You have excellent control this early in the game so you will go far with a longarm. Best of luck to you.

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    You certainly have the magic touch. Congratulations and enjoy.

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    Looks a lot better than my 1st feather. You are well on your way.

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    Looks super to me. BrendaK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggramma View Post
    Wow, awesome job. You're a feather natural. Sadly I am feather-impaired.
    I thought I was the only one who was feather challenged

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    Looks good! Keep practicing you'll get there!
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    nicely done
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    It's beautiful and a great headstart for your longarm!
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