The Free Motion Quilting Project: 61. Learn how to Quilt Noodle Feather, #406

Monday, September 30, 2013

61. Learn how to Quilt Noodle Feather, #406

Ah! After a long weekend away to the Asheville, NC, we're back home, unpacked, and ready to start another fun week learning new designs! Today I'm feeling like digging into a new feather design like this Noodle Feather:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

The shameless inspiration was pasta! Josh started making spaghetti every Sunday night and something about all the angel hair noodles on my plate made me start thinking in thread. Feathers are always fun to modify with extra loops, circles, or spirals, so why not noodles?

This design might look a bit intimidating, but it's really a great way to practice echoing. Even if your echoing lines aren't perfect, feathers are pretty forgiving so long as you get the starting shape set up first.

If you're struggling to form the feather shape in the first place, definitely check out feather quilting stencils. They're a great way to practice quilting simple feather shapes by marking the lines first, then quilting on the line. After marking and quilting the plain feather, who says you can't travel stitch back and practice echoing by swirling into each feather shape?

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. When you quilt a feather design all over the main part of a quilt how do you decide on what to do in the borders? Thanks for all the inspiration you share with us!!! Kws


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