But before I announce anything, let's learn how to quilt Pearled Feathers!
This is a pretty straight laced feather with the addition of simple pearls down the center stem. The key to this design is spacing your center stem wide enough for nice sized circles to fit within. To space the circles themselves, watch the video to learn my trick for visualizing the circle shape without marking:
No, freehand circles are never perfect. As you can see from this close up of the quilted square, many of my circles are closer to ovals, but when you step back from it, they still appear like a row of circles. As always, don't sweat the small stuff!
If a circle is particularly weird shaped, swirl inside it with a spiral and fill it until it looks right. The only person that knows it's hiding a mistake is you!
Make sure to stop by Wednesday to celebrate the 4th anniversary of this Free Motion Quilting Project!
Let's go quilt,