2012 FMQ Challenge: February: more feathers…

12 02 2012

This is my second go at feathers…

I’d seen the lovely pieces done by other participants in the FMQ Challenge on Facebook. Those that really stood out were stitched on satins and similar shiny fabrics. They photographed really well. So this afternoon I hunted out an ancient (30 years old?) piece of blue shiny fabric (like Shantung silk, but it wasn’t) and created some more feathers.

This time I nested the feathers (perhaps I should call it ‘Feathering the nest’?) and didn’t do any fill other than the echo quilting around each feather. I really liked the effect on the shiny fabric. I’ll probably cut this piece up and make a clutch out of it, similar to those I have in my Etsy store.

The thread I used was Superior Rainbows variegated 40 wt thread in a blue/teal/aqua.

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(the back)