Well, they are far from perfect, but I thought my nightmare quilt would be the perfect quilt to practice on. I have already offered this quilt as a functional quilt for my In-Laws to use on their boat. I have of course quilted a nice big ol' wrinkle in the back, lol*, but at least now I can go to town and experiment and not worry about imperfections. I thought even if the quilting isn't perfect, at least the colors are bright and right for the boat.
You can see where I began, there on the left - the feathers are small and kind of funny looking! LOL* I had to get my rythem going and figure out how the easiest way to create feathers for me would be. I like those big chunky round feathers, for a quick over all feathered look, but my favorite ones on quilts are the long flowy skinny ones that really give that antiqued feathery look.
Still gotta work at achieving that...but it is really FUN!!!
I have blogged about this before, so many of you probably already know I've played a little with rayons. But today my starving artist Momma of 3's budget could afford this little spool of Coats and Clark trilobal polyester thread...
I need some practice, but I think I'll feel good about feathers AND polyester when I'm done with this quilt. :)