Yes, I love to draw and stitch feathers...
But, not every quilt I make gets a feather!
Check out my hexagon quilt:
The text and number fabric in this quilt speaks volumes.
The quilting design of wavy lines does not compete
with the fabrics.
The big circles on this baby quilt make a strong impact...
One continuous circle of quilting allows the big circle
appliqué to be the center of attention.
My machine quilting does not compete with the circles,
it rather enhances the overall design.
Contemporary quilts can benefit
from simple straight lines.
This quilting design is straight lines that cross over
to create squares.
I don't believe I have EVER stitched a feather
into any of my art quilts...
Again simple wavy random lines can be all
a design needs...
When you have created your own fabrics
with surface design techniques...
you need to allow them to shine.
Keep your quilting design simple
to allow your fabrics to be the star of the show!
This is our sweetie pie......Gunnr
Here is Gunnr in fabric and thread:
If you look closely at the thread work...
it is very basic, almost unnoticeable.
This won a contest and was included in
the Quilting Arts Calendar.
The simple stitching allows Gunnr's wonderful expression
to be the main focus of this art quilt.
I do love stitching feathers...
but, not on everything!
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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,