I have been having fun with my free-motion quilting techniques. In order to improve your machine quilting you have to practice! I was focusing on different kinds of feathers for my Fun with Feathers class.
These drawings then became a “pattern” or guide for me to use when practicing with my sewing machine.
I started with a blank quilt sandwich, and then free-motion quilted my feathers using my sewing machine.
|Lower your feed dogs and doodle with thread.|
|The feathers all stitched out.|
I had so much fun making the feathers—the mixed media artist in me couldn’t help but coloring them in with Derwent Inktense water-soluble ink pencils!
Then I diluted and mixed the colors using plain water and a paint brush.
|Fun with Feathers--In Color!|
What do you think? Hopefully, this inspired you to doodle some feathers with your sewing machine!