June was feathers and we referred back to Diane Gaudynski's feather tutorial from SewCal Gals 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge. -You can check it out-just click on the the link :^)
I decided to do six at one time, ridiculous!!!! Just because they are small doesn't mean they are quick to do!!!! They still take time and contemplation.
|The quilting stage-not fond of the one on the right and it is still unfinished.|
I am trying to figure out how to save it!!!
|I like this, but you cannot really see the quilting very well.|
Perhaps not a great fabric choice!!??
|For this one I used a heavy black Aurifil thread-MAKO' NE 28/2.|
I love this one, the heavier thread just really makes the quilting pop!!
|Lots of little pebbles! And the quilting is done on this one!|
|I stitch my feathers from the bottom up so|
I can see where I am going!!!
|This one is more of a ferny feather|
|Now to add more color and definition!!!|
|Pink thread for this one, tiny pearls in the center of the spine|
and doing some different echo quilting around the border.
|Love this thread!!! It is a Mettler thread-100% polyester!!|
|It really stands out against the lavender fabric!!|
|Quilting is done on the feathers and you will notice that|
some have been colorized with a crayola crayon!!!
I finish the postcards with a satin stitch on the edge. I go around it at least twice, sometimes three to be sure to get those edges covered well!!!
AND THE FINISHED PRODUCTS!!!!
|This postcard went to Diane Gaudynski in Wisconsin|
You can see all the postcards that our group sent to her in thanks here!!! Be sure to scroll down as there are at least 3 blog posts with quilted postcards!!!
|This bright card went to Susan in Liverpool-UK|
|This one is still at home with me.|
|My Aurifil quilted feather has finally arrived|
at Christine's home in Germany.
|Still waiting for this postcard to arrive at Maria's home in Phoenix.|
I am really hoping it arrives safely.
If not, I do have a spare that I can send her :^)