Here's the plan:
- Today: Feb. 4, 2014--Hook Feathers--the easiest I know of!
- Next Week: Feb. 11, 2014--Long-arm Feathers two ways--the most versatile but takes some practice along with some continuous curve ruler quilting.
- Feb. 18, 2014--Heirloom Feathers, also nick-named "bump-back" feathers (you'll see why)--and announce the winner of the Giveaway.
- Feb. 25, 2014--Heirloom Feathers without the "bump-back". Is it REALLY possible? Yep, I'll show you two ways to get around the conundrum.
|Inside this triangle in the photo is shown a hook-feather.|
STEP ONE: Start by choosing a vine. It can simply be "chosen" as a the ditch of a border--as in the photo above, drawn on with a wash-away or air-eraseable pen or traced & quilted at the same time using a long-arm ruler.
STEP TWO: Quilt your starting plume.
STEP THREE: Hook to the starting plume and thinly echo out. The trick to making the feather appear is to make this hook going out as thin as possible.
Well, I'd sure love to see what you've been working on. Please feel free to join the linky party below and show off your fun projects!