Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Quilting Sketch Book....Cat's Claw Feather Tutorial



This is what I consider to be a

Beginner Level Feather



Cat's Claw Feather

There is no back tracking when stitching.


I photographed the feather 

as I drew it out...

You may use this as a tutorial if you like:


1.....Chalk out the Stem Line on Fabric







2....Stitch out a curl on the bottom right

DO NOT lift your pen off the paper,

keep the pen in the center of the curl.




3....Trace back over the center of the curl,

and add an echo around the curl to reach

the spine line.

This is the Cat's Claw shape






4....begin your first plume






5.....finish your first plume

DO NOT take your pen off the paper






6.....echo back around the plume

to create the cat's claw shape






7.....You have completed your first

plume with a cat's claw





8.....Stitch out your next plume






9....Add the Cat's Claw



I think you are getting into the routine...


10...continue adding plumes and cat's claw






11.....the right side of the feather is done

DO NOT take your pen off the paper!





12...Travel stitch back down the spine line






13...Start another curl on the left side






14...continue to add plumes 

and cat's claws up the left side



Cat's Claw Feather:


Give  it a Try!




Inspiration from the Flower Beds:


Orange Gerber Daisy....after morning watering











Pink Star Lily


















Yellow Star Lily














A post would not be complete without this guy:


Gunnr.....resting in the pick up seat

Yes, he has his own personal pillow in all 

of our vehicles.




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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

2 comments:

Debra said...

Thank you so much for all these sketches and tutorials. I enjoy your photos, too. You have a lovely life.

treadlemusic said...

Establishing "the rhythm" is everything and comes with lots of practice (on paper and fabric!)! Great post!!!!