Oh boy, this really scared me. I love seeing feathers and I admire everyone that is able to quilt feathers.
I finally started on the February Challenge and I tell you its been ruff.
I tensed up just looking at the fabric. Diane Gaudynski made it look so easy.
But practice makes perfect and I'm far from it. Lol
Still I want to show you what I came up with.
They all been done on black fabric front and beige fabric for the back. I used cotton batting ( I find that the most easy going for FMQ) on all of them and a Topstich needle 90/14
Here is my first try - I did not even finished it . I'm just to st.... to follow a drawn line on the fabric.
|my first try|
For the thread in my first try I used isacord 40w. In the top and a beige cotton thread for the bobbin.
|Isacord 40wt and topstich 90/14|
My second try - I just did the feather without drawing It first. I felt a bit better about it and almost to the end I thought. Ok Im ready for the third try .lol.
|2nd try still playing with the tension|
for the thread in the second try I used isacord 40w. In the top for the feather and Rheingold thread 40 w. for the echo quilting. Beige cotton thread for the bobbin.
|Isacord 40wt and Rheingold 40wt. with topstich 90/14|
My third and so far my best try, I just did the feather without drawing first and felt real good about it while doing it. I found the right speed going (I think, lol) . I think I be doing a few more. I kind of start to like it.yeahh. Thanks to sewcalgal holding the challenge and to Diane Gaudynsky for her great tutorial.
Thank you very much to both of you.
|3rd and best try , yeahh . superior thread rainbows 40wt. topstich 90/14|
For the thread in the third try I used Superior thread - Rainbows 40w. ( I liked that the best so far)
Beige cotton for the bobbin again.
|superior threads rainbows 40wt, topstich 90/14|