Thursday, August 8, 2013

My Quilting Sketch Book......Feathers with a Tail



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




Humming Birds:


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,

LuAnn Kessi

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