Saturday, January 19, 2013
Chris' tulip quilt
Chris gave me free reign on this one. She wanted another edge to edge design. Hm, kind of looks like the Starship Enterprise with the shading. Still working on my photography skills. The weight bench was casting a shadow from the deck:)
I had seen this swirly feather design on Jenny's blog jennysdoodlingneedle.blogspot.ca and Kathy at Tamarack Shack had also tried it on one of her quilts.
I used Kathy's photo to draw a couple of these swirls to get the hang of it. I have only quilted feathers a few times, and I wasn't too happy with my sausage-looking feathers in the past, so I thought this would be a good way to practice.
This pattern was so much fun! You start with a swirl, quilt feathers back up around it, and then echo it once or twice, depending on which direction you want to get back to.