The Free Motion Quilting Project: Day 344 - Feather Loops

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 344 - Feather Loops

Remember that moving "There's something about Mary?" I think there's SOMETHING about feathers!

free motion quilting | Leah DayIt's a nasty rainy day today so maybe these Feather Loops will brighten things up a bit. Josh and I have been getting up together each morning and walking around 2 miles in an effort to spend more time together and to lose weight.

With the big 30 looming on the horizon, I know I had better change my exercise habits now or face a nasty wake up call in a few years!

So while I run upstairs to find my raincoat, you can stay nice and dry and learn how to quilt this new feathering design:

Difficulty Level - Intermediate. This design is a pretty simple combination of shapes. First create the loop shape running from one side of your quilt to the opposite side. Then stitch into the middle and form a second loop, almost like a central vine running down the center of the first.

Finally stitch down this middle loop and branch out with your feathers. Everyone stitches feathers differently, so play with this design until you find a comfortable way to form the feathers for you.

Design Family - Edge to Edge. This is a slightly weird design in the sense that it doesn't exactly reach from Edge to Edge, but it's close enough to count. Basically this means it will work best in the sashing and borders of your quilt, or at least any area that is skinny and narrow.

Directional Texture - 2 Directions. Feather Loops is going to have a nice horizontal texture if you stitch it around your quilt blocks or borders.

Suggestions for Use - Feather Loops is a beautiful design that emphasizes a formal, delicate pattern. I think it would be an excellent choice in a wholecloth quilt to showcase a large, central motif.

Back of Feather Loops
free motion quilting | Leah DayFeel free to use this free motion filler designs in your quilts,
and make sure to tell your friends where you learned it.

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Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh..this one has a very Art Deco feel to it. Love it!


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