Saturday, March 31, 2012

February Free Motion Quilting Challenge

Wow I'm behind again.  February's challenge for SewCalGal's Free Motion Quilt Challenge was fantastic.  It was by Diane Gaudynski who taught us how to do feathers her way.  Unfortunately the tutorial for her month was only up in February, so you can't access it now, but it was very interesting.  If I have a chance to take a class I would love to take one from her.

February Free Motion Challenge

The feathers were interesting in that you do not sew over your previous feather line, but rather combine it with some sort of echo quilting.

February Free Motion Challenge

My biggest problem is that I have trouble with the shapes of the feathers.  Instead of a gently curving, elegant feather, I have a huge mass or something.  Oh well.  You have to practice to learn, right?  I did buy a feather template, Infinite Feathers, so hopefully this will help me in the future.

I am always extremely impressed when I see feather quilting.  This is definitely something I would like to improve!