Friday, September 28, 2012

Fearsome feathers!

This is the latest Sew Cal Gal challenge, the block is OK, not my absolute favourite, however it did give me an opportunity to play with the border a bit. I did some
Mc Tavishing- sort of- on one border , then tried Karen McTavish's feathers- the ones where you do bump bump- as she calls it, it was interesting, it does give a different feather, I found that I was doing one small and one big. It does not create as much thread build up along the spine, which is better when using a thicker thread. Something to be worked on.....
The side with the piano keys was fun, I really liked the effect it made. The thread for the border quilting is Bottom line - top and bottom. Some embroidery thread with a nice sheen for the main design on top.

I am really enjoying Cindy Needhams class on Craftsy, only regret that I am not in Adelaide this weekend to do a real class at the Machine Quilters Conference, oh well another year when I am not busy at work.


  1. Beautiful stitching and like you I love Bottomline thread!

  2. You did a nice job on the challenge--and I think your feathering looks great!