Thursday, April 8, 2010

The "Before" Shot- feather quilting

It's always important to take photos before and after your diet, right?  Well, you sure aren't getting a photo of me in spandex biker shorts and a sports bra, but I will give you my "before" pic of my feather quilting. 

One of the thing I love about long arm quilting is that your improvement rate is exponential. In fact, I can tell which end of practically any quilt I started quilting because the other end looks so much better.  Anyway, this was my first try quilting feathers, and I wanted to document the occasion.  They look way better than I had anticipated.  By the time I finish this 4 yard piece of practice fabric, I'm thinking I'll be ready to use real fabric.

Oh, and regarding the photo-- please ignore the gimp feather on the right.  You know the one.  I ran out of thread there and apparently I messed up my mojo.  Oh, and ignore my chalk lines.  But hey, pretend this was on a busy piece of fabric.  It would look 1000 times better, I'm sure!


  1. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous feathers!

  2. I love your feathers. They look perfect and would look great on a quilt.
    My machine free-motion quilting is going along okay. Not good enough to show on the blog though!! :o)

  3. Love your feather quilting! I just saw a tutorial on paisley quilting, which was similiar, but on a regular sewing machine. I really want to try this. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, I love finding new quilting friends :)