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    FMQ Dream Feathers

    I've been practicing a feather technique I'm learning from a book called "Dream Feathers" by Peggy Holt. After spending some time going through the book and practicing drawing them, this is my first attempt at Dream Feathers. This piece is about 11" x 17" and quilted on my domestic machine using Magifico poly thread by Superior Threads. (I'm really starting to feel like I need to get some actual muslin to practice on...I'm not wild about the green an even less impressed with how it photographs.)

    Enjoy...

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    Wendy

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    It looks great. Why not try some of your paintstik coloring to spike it up if you don't care for the green.

    What do you feel you learned most from the book?

    Linda

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    Fantastic feathers!

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    WOW , those are perfect feathers! That is what I'm trying for but haven't made it yet. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    In Awe here... You are so good at this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    It looks great. Why not try some of your paintstik coloring to spike it up if you don't care for the green.

    What do you feel you learned most from the book?
    Thanks Linda! I already tried blending some green paintstik color on the feathers to highlight them a bit, but the photo doesn't really show it well at all.
    As for what I'm learning so far...as well as showing techniques for stitching the feathers, the book really shows how to use curvy feathers in the boarder and build them a section at a time without stitching a spine first. This technique helps me to build a more symetrical design, I think. Until now, I've always stitched a spine first, then went all the way up one side with the lobes, and then the other side. This technique involves stitching several lobes in one direction until the curve of the lobe crosses the centerline, then going back and stitching lobes on the other side, following the curve of the existing lobes. You kind of leap-frog adding lobes alternately to one side then the other as you move along the length of the feather. Also, this is the first time I've stitched feathers in the more "traditional" manner, retracing the top of the lobe to move to the next instead of going back to the spine each time to start a new lobe.
    Wendy

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    gorgeous!!!
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    Beautiful job!!!

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    Thanks Wendy. That helps. On the paintstiks, I was thinking that perhaps highlighting with gold or silver. Although I don't know if that would show up. Your work already does look really great. Thanks for posting it.

    Linda

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    Beautiful work. I'm impressed!!

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    Your feathers are perfection! Green or not you could frame it...lol. One of my biggest wishes is to learn how to do feathers. I bought the Hooked on Feathers book, but really want to learn how to make feathers like your's. Will definitely be on the outlook for the book. Is your DSM on a frame?

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    Your work is beautiful. It looks perfect!

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    I thought of another question. Do you mark things to sort of follow a quilting plan?

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    Awesome feathers!

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    Beautifully done!
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    Beautiful!!!!

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    Beautiful quilting!
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    fantastic

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    Wendy I think it is beautiful as it is! My goal (dream lol) is to make feathers like yours, I'm going to look for the book.

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    Great job! Looks lovely.

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    It would be my dream to have my FMQ look like that! Great Dream Feathers!!

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    WOW! Love how these turned out!
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    These are gorgeous feathers!!! I have been practicing these for weeks and still am not satisfied with the way they look. You have done a wonderful job. Congratulations!!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I'm always so excited to see when you post something new. I just love your quilting.
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    Well, you might not be impressed, but I certainly am. Those are just beautiful and look perfect to me. Congrats to such pretty work.

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