This Space Feather was originally shared in the class Free Motion Fillers Volume 2. If you'd like to learn how to turn a corner with feather designs like these, definitely give this class a try!
The intention with Space Feather was to create a feather shape with almost no travel stitching at all. Instead of traveling, you just bounce against the starting stem. The only tricky thing is getting the angle and curve of your feathers smooth and consistent, but what you can't freehand, you can always mark!
I often mark designs if I'm struggling to get proper placement, or if I simply want to take the guess work out of the design and don't want to waste time ripping if I get it wrong. I learned quickly while making my quilted jacket that marking the feathers ahead of time saved a lot of time and headaches getting the feathers to fit into every nook and cranny of my jacket front and back.
So when in doubt - MARK!
Let's go quilt,