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Thread: Freehand fmq feathers - great method!

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    HUGE difference......for the GOOD! What was unique about this book? I have the tutorials by Patsy Thompson......is this method different? I keep "looking" at ways to do it, but so far have been chicken.

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    really like what you have done ... especially the idea of using a line on the block for the "stem" ... makes life easier, since I tend to do feathers in one direction better than another.

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    Thanks all - the publishers will wonder about the leap in sales!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq
    HUGE difference......for the GOOD! What was unique about this book? I have the tutorials by Patsy Thompson......is this method different? I keep "looking" at ways to do it, but so far have been chicken.
    Well I dont know the Patsy Thompson way, although her ways with using different coloured threads got me going!
    With these feathers you do not have to go back over a line anywhere so I think they are neater - and the book is a treasure of creative bits and very easy to follow. Also if they are not uniform it doesnt matter - they still look good. I have been trying other ideas from the book this afternoon - but the basic method is the same. And unlike other ways I've tried I found it much more relaxing..no teeth grinding or breath holding! Have a look at the reviews on Amazon - they are good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq
    HUGE difference......for the GOOD! What was unique about this book? I have the tutorials by Patsy Thompson......is this method different? I keep "looking" at ways to do it, but so far have been chicken.
    oh, Miss wendiq! If you practice drawing the pattern, you will be able to do the feather on a quilt quite easily!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-21349-1.htm

    Here is a tutorial ... part of not wanting to try feathers is not understanding the basic motion, where to start, etc .... this tutorial helps take a lot of mystery out of doing feathers. We will be looking forward to your success!

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    Wow!! What a "dressy" look now! Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    really like what you have done ... especially the idea of using a line on the block for the "stem" ... makes life easier, since I tend to do feathers in one direction better than another.
    Oh I'm like that Omak - I find going in the left direction harder than going to the right! I had to get the brain around doing these in a different way to the feathers I've done before, but sorted that out although I used tons of paper practising!

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    That changed the whole look of your table runner. It was great before but now it's awesome. I have to get that book. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq
    HUGE difference......for the GOOD! What was unique about this book? I have the tutorials by Patsy Thompson......is this method different? I keep "looking" at ways to do it, but so far have been chicken.
    oh, Miss wendiq! If you practice drawing the pattern, you will be able to do the feather on a quilt quite easily!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-21349-1.htm

    Here is a tutorial ... part of not wanting to try feathers is not understanding the basic motion, where to start, etc .... this tutorial helps take a lot of mystery out of doing feathers. We will be looking forward to your success!
    That's the way I have been using - but find the "hooked on feathers" easier and you dont have to go over any previous lines.

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    Nice job. I always say the quilting makes the quilt. The feathers are wonderful.

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    Niiiiiiiiiiiice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katrine
    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq
    HUGE difference......for the GOOD! What was unique about this book? I have the tutorials by Patsy Thompson......is this method different? I keep "looking" at ways to do it, but so far have been chicken.
    oh, Miss wendiq! If you practice drawing the pattern, you will be able to do the feather on a quilt quite easily!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-21349-1.htm

    Here is a tutorial ... part of not wanting to try feathers is not understanding the basic motion, where to start, etc .... this tutorial helps take a lot of mystery out of doing feathers. We will be looking forward to your success!
    That's the way I have been using - but find the "hooked on feathers" easier and you dont have to go over any previous lines.
    I agree that your feather construction is really nice and easier, but I just wanted wend to see the beginning construction ... at least that is where I had the problem ... how to start! LOL

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    Just beautiful work

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    how awesome!!! I think you are now the new feather queen!!

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    Thanks Omak.....I added the tut to my bookmarks....:o)

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    The original is beautiful, but the difference is amazing! Just lovely!

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    wow...what a difference. I love it

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    I love your table runner, the pattern, your fabric choices, and your quilting.

    Have you been doing FMQ for some time now, or is this your first experience? If you are a beginner, then I need to run out and purchase this book. I would really like to be able to do FMQ like this. I'm scared to death of FMQ.

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    You did a great job on the feathers. I've done quite a bit of FM quilting but not feathers. I'll have to look into getting the book.

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    Oh that is really nice, great work.

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    wow! i also must get that book! :lol:

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    Wow--you learned that FAST!! It looks fabulous!

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    Great job!
    There is or was a tute on making the feathers.
    Here's the link
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-21349-1.htm

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    Your feathers really add the perfect touch!! Great job!!

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    Great feathers! This sounds like a must have book.

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