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Thread: FMQ Dream Feathers

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    You did a beautiful job.

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    I always come back and see your posts several times. They are always so gorgeous and so unusual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan View Post
    I always come back and see your posts several times. They are always so gorgeous and so unusual.
    Me too! Love your quilting
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    Beautiful work...Love the green...
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    is under a quilt homemade with LOVE!

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    Well your work is gorgeous. I'm trying, but I may not accomplish this until I'm in my next life.

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    Love your feathers they are beautiful .!

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    Wendy, you should be delighted with your feathers... especially on your domestic machine. You did a beautiful job and they show up just fine on the green. Thank you for sharing your FMQ ~ you give me motivation to practice more.

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    The green photographs really well, looks like a velvet surface. The feathers are fabulous, really good work.

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    Did you draw on the material first? Otherwise how in the world did you do this?

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    And, your problem is.....???
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    Lovely job! I must practice, practice, practice. I haven't been able to do a decent feather yet! You are a great inspiration.

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    that is awesome!!!

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    I'm very impressed!!

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    I love the way the stitching looks against the green...normally I'm not much of one for green but your quilting makes it look stunning!!

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    Wow. Great quilting.

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    I like the green and you did a terrific job.

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    Wendy, I think Everything you show us should be called "dream". This is wonderful work! Pair that green up in a project with some fabrics you love and you'll feel completely different about it. (I like the color)

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    Your 1st attempt is absolutely FANTASTIC !! I don't know how you are going to top those - they are perfect.
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    Beautiful feathers, you do wonderful work.

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    Love the green and I am 'UBER' impressed with your feathers. 'Uber' means very much. I think I will try machine feathers. Thanks for sharing.
    Quilter 68 who is now 69/and now 70

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    Wendy, I very much enjoyed seeing your Dream Feathers. You should be proud of your results, they are outstanding!

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    Your quilt is awesome!

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    Those are wonderful! You did a fantastic job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tymia View Post
    Did you draw on the material first? Otherwise how in the world did you do this?
    Actually I do very little drawing on my fabrics. On this one, I marked generally where the spine was to be, marked the rectangle around the feather area, and marked the center lines of the borders so I'd have some reference points to work from.

    However, I do practice my design on paper until I am happy with it. It usually takes me at least a half a dozen times (sometimes a lot more) to work out how I want to stitch it and get comfortable with it. Then I do a small test piece on scrap to be sure my thread choice and my tension look OK. If my design is complex or feels 'unfamiliar', I may even stitch out at least part of the design to test it and to get the motion of the design down. After all that, I'm ready to start stitching on my actual quilt.

    When I was in the early stages of learning, I bought some DVD's from Sharon Schamber where she talks about and demonstrates her quilting. Even she (who has won Best of Show at Houston several times) says she draws designs on paper first, does some marking, and does practice pieces before she stitches on her quilts! I figure it this process works for her, it is certainly good enough for me. The time I spend doing this kind of preparation helps me to do better, more consistent work.
    Wendy

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    What a FABULOUS practice! You're doing super well!

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