Recently I have been practicing free-motion feathers marking only the spine. Leah Day has a feather filler that looks really interesting, but I have not tried to fill a large area with multiple feathers, only triangles in my Pina Colada quilt.
A couple of days ago I luckily found Angela Walters’ photo tutorial for sketching feathers
I loved the look of her feathers which appear similar to Leah’s, only larger. I wanted to try some on my lonestar quilt. First I practiced on paper and plexiglass placed over the area of my quilt where I wanted the quilting.
This morning when I checked my email, I read about viewing free videos by Sharon Schamber at “The Quilt Show”. They are free this holiday weekend. Her work is much more detailed but I decided to try some on this same quilt.
Episode 1 - Longarm and Domestic Eastern Henna Stipples (Heart and Butterfly) http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/sharon_schamber2.php/episode/1
Episode 2 - Longarm and Domestic Eastern Henna Feather (Layering Your Design)
I am mostly pleased with the quilting and will quilt more of the free-motion feathers on other quilts when appropriate.
Hope you check out these resources and add these designs to your quilting repertoire.
Maybe tomorrow I will quilt the border and have this quilt ready to bind.