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Thread: Twirly Whirly Feathers!

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    Twirly Whirly Feathers!

    So, I was racking my brain today, trying to figure out something different to quilt in a border on a quilt I made for my son and daughter-in-law. I searched high and low in all the photos here on the board but didn't see anything I could accomplish. I remembered I had the DVD of Twirly Whirly Feathers by Kim Brunner and decided to give it a shot. After watching it, I drew on paper for a while and figured (since it was for family) what harm could I do? Much to my surprise, it wasn't as hard as I thought! I think I've had the DVD for 2 years now! Just need to practice a little more going in different directions but I am quite happy with my first attempt!
    Anyone out there have any other tips on feathers? I can't seem to do as good a job going vertically. Any suggestions?
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    Your feathers look GREAT!!!

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    Not LAQ but they look pretty good for just starting. Good luck

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    I love them... you did very well!!!
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    I think you've done a great job on your feathers - especially for your first time!

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    that's an excellent first attempt!
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    Wow do you do great backtracking.
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    I am going to do feathers on my quilt hope they turn out as good as yours

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    Great job!

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    You did good job esp. for first time doing feathers. I've never tried feathers but can do simpler stuff like stars & loops.

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    you did a great job! i am so envious of the machine quilting folks here....

    betsey

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    I have only been doing LAQ for about a year and I can sure tell you that my feathers dont look like that. Apparently I might need the video!! My guess would be more practice will make them better.
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    I did feathers for the first time yesterday...they didn't look nearly as good as yours. You did a good job on yours. I saw a video the other day where the quilter was putting a little bump on tops of the feather to get to the place where she needed to get to the place to make the next feather, instead of backtracking. Every other feather has the bump over it. It looked good. I'm going to try that next time.

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    Your feathers look great, I don't have the courage to try them yet.

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    First attempt- looking good! Must say it's one attempt more than I've made.

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    Wow, those came out really great for just finally trying that video's method. Keep up the great work.

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    Just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    You had great success on your first try. My first attempt is now in a landfill.

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    I do mine on a frame with a Brother 1500s, with a 9: throat. I only have a field of appx 4"-6" to work with. I do ok when moving from side to side, but attempted vertically and could only do a few loops. So I just turn the quilt and do them all side to side. Yours look great and I also practiced on paper first. I also practice when it has been a while to make sure I got the rhythm.

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    Great job!!
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    Looking good. Practice having the feathers going in different directions. It's the only way to get the hang of them. I'm assuming you have a LA. You can put a practice piece up and just play around with feathers. You will be amazed at how quick you can get the hang of them.
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    Congraulations on your first attempt with feathers. They look fantastic!
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    You have done a wonderful job quilting your own quilt. I practice all the time and my quilting isn't nearly as good as yours.
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    You did good work on your feathers.
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    Really looks great. I knew that you could do it. You sure have been busy this last week.

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