This style of filled, thread painted feathers is more time consuming and labor intensive than the first style of feathers. It's also a very different finished effect:
So with 2 corners filled, only 2 more to go! I'm happy to be making solid progress now, and this quilt is definitely generating a lot of questions and curiosity both here and on Facebook.
Last week I shot a quick video just to answer several of the questions that have come up recently and to demonstrate more thread painting. I also ended up sharing a lot about my suspended quilting system, so all around it's a handy video if you're planning on quilting anything big anytime soon:
Are you ready to buy some handles and clamps and get your quilts suspended? Just be careful drilling into your ceiling!
What I said about mistakes is also very true. Just today I quilted out a major section with multiple pleats. A year ago, this would have made me feel like crap and I would likely have gotten bogged down with the project and frustrated with my ability.
This year I'm accepting the issues as they come. This is my first dyed wholecloth quilt! Obviously there was going to be some learning curve involved!
Is it perfect? Heck no. It is what it is. She's pretty. She's massively huge. She's enormously complicated. There really isn't much room for perfection in all that too!
Let's go quilt,