From My Quilters Sketch Book
Feather.....with a tail
This is how I chalk out the feather spine
Feather with a tail.....hollow spine
Hollow Spine.....filled with hair bands
Here is a quick tutorial:
Feather with a tail....
with a Hollow Spine
Chalk it out on your fabric
Begin by adding plumes to the inside
of the tail....keep them tight
continue to add plumes to the
right side of the hollow spine...
When all of the plumes have been
added to the right side...
over-stitch back down the left side of the spine
Begin adding plumes to the
left side of the hollow spine...
continue adding plumes to the left side
stretch out the plumes to fill up
the given space
Completed Feather with a Tail
Here's another feather with a tail:
This one has piggy back feathers
also known as.....Bumble Birds
have claimed our flower beds as their own!
These images were taken at the end of the day,
mostly taken into the setting sun,
so not the best....but enjoy them.
Click Images to Enlarge:
This little fellow is.....Buzz LightYear
He fends off any other bumble birds...
He spends more time chasing off other birds...
than he does collecting nectar...
He moves around so swiftly...
I barely get a chance to take the photo...
He is our evening entertainment...
Sometimes he comes by and buzzes my head...
he doesn't want me in his flower bed either!
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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,