She provided us with a stencil of a fancy feather design to fit in an 8" block. It was not a continuous line design so some backtracking was needed. I first quilted the circle, then the inside feathers followed by the outer feathers. I used Don Linn's technique which we learned in the April tutorial to transfer the design on to my fabric. Here is my finished design.
|Fancy Feather Design|
I used a variegated thread to quilt the inner and outer feathers and a green Colorful embroidery thread to do the four corner groups of feathers which I thought could be leaves! But this is my interpretation of the design! I finished off with quilting pebbles in my favorite gold Colorful embroidery thread around the outside and red "trellis" work in the centre. I used a titanium 80/12 needle.
Thank you Paula Reid and SewCalGal for a most informative tutorial.