Hello Friends, I hope you are doing well. I am sharing with you a quilting trick I fortuitously discovered when I was quilting my Home Sweet Home quilt. [I love that word "fortuitous" -- it was a word taught to me by a dear Chemical Engineering professor in college when I would go see him in his office. More often than not, he would give me the "word of the day" after he was done teaching me engineering stuff.]
If you look at the image below, you will see that I added little “what-nots” at the tip of some feathers to fill in the geometry of either square or triangle patches.
The reason I did that is because I was trying to fit rounded feather lobes into the geometry of a square or a triangle, and sometimes it’s just impossible to quilt a feather large or narrow enough to fit the quilting area and have the feathers still look decent. So I came up with the “what-not-companion” approach. See the below images to see what I mean…
You can see in the following the aforementioned “what-nots” in action. You will need to study the images a bit to find the “what-nots” since the quilting was done tone-on-tone.
I hope the “what-nots” trick would come in handy for you when you are quilting feathers to fit quilting area of fixed geometry. Notice this post does not deal with how to quilt feathers — that topic is already covered here.
Thanks for stopping by! A huge quilty hug to all my friends!