Last night I worked on a back panel for pillows I am making for my parents. Instead of a simple (just fabric) backing I decided to go down “the special route” and come up with something crazy.
A FMQ back.
I started by deviding the panels into squares and drew some circles and ovals with a thick chalk pen.
I used items to draw around that I had lying around.
I drew in the spines of the feathers and added a triangle to indicate the end of the feather.
And started my feathers.
For the sake of these photo’s I broke thread after each part, but you really only have to do this once about half way through.
Oops, I entered into the space reserved for a small feather in the centre (horizontal)!
On the other side it went better.
Now break the thread and start with the vertical small feather on top.
Backtracking to the start and go to the left and right for some more feathers!
One down, three more to go!
( You know what? I did not have any thread issues… !!! It is still a mystery!)
(p.s. I am linking up with Freshly Pieced for “WIP Wednesday” and “Can I get a Whoop Whoop?” at Confessions of a Fabric Addict “, “Finish it up Friday” at Crazy Mom Quilts and last but not least “NTT” at My Quilt Infatuation)