This morning I finished the free-motion quilting on the fans. When planning a motif, I use a clear acrylic sheet and dry erase marker to try options and practice.
Quilting the first couple of fans I had an issue with fabric not stabilized well enough. I had to be careful to position my hands to keep the fabric taught.
I enjoy using motifs that are free flowing and don’t require back tracking.
I plan to quilt feathers in the areas between fans and here is my practice.
*Update* The feathers are quilted and I'm pleased.
The feathers are free-form except for the stem which I mark.
I'm ready for a break and then I need to consider the border quilting.