Her one request with this one was to make the blue diamonds stand out. She wanted to emphasize the pinwheel pattern instead of the yellow stars. This was effectively accomplished by lightly quilting in the blue areas and densely quilting in the yellow. While the yellow areas are busy, hence attracting attention, the blue areas are the first thing the eye sees because they really did turn out 3D...slightly poofy.
It was difficult to capture a good shot of the 3D action. It is more apparent in person.
Lovely, sweeping corner feather. I had a ball designing this newby feather. It has traces of the tradtional rounded edge feathers I usually do, but it also combines curly Q's, and fern leaves.
Center side feather. "Splitting" the feather, making it go in 2 directions, was easier than I thought.
Middle center feather.
Action shot! Yeah baby, look at those feathers rockin' and rollin'.
Upclose glimpse of the light quilting inside the blue areas.
Lots & Lots & Lots & Lots & Lots & Lots & Lots & Lots & Lots & Lots of little Pebbles. Even though I only had to do this in 4 narrow areas, those pebbles took forever because they averaged about 3/8" in diameter. But look what they do for the quilt!
This a grainey, washed out pic, but I posted it to show how successfully my feathers butted up to one another. Since the feathering in the border areas was not one continuous design, I needed to be sure to "blend" where one feather started and one ended. I avoid gaps. Gaps do not look good. Hope you've enjoyed this post as much as I have Nancy! (She also reads my blogs ( :