I dug deep into my fabric stash to come up with two coordinating fat quarter bundles that I purchased someplace locally last summer.
I decided to add an additional boarder of the darker maroon fabric to practice doing feather boarders.
Instead of doing the different quilting designs in each of the color bans, I kept things simpler with my favorite dot-to-dot design. I loved the idea of the feathers with scribbling as the filler to make them pop a bit.
Because it can be a bit tricky seeing where you are going when working white on white, I used my blue water soluble pen to mark my echo lines so that I didn't get carried away and quilt over them...although it probably happened several times anyway, it is called scribbling.
This is the first quilting project that I have been brave enough to attempt feathers. I marked my spines with a porcelain quilting pencil and free formed the plumes as I went. Overall I was very pleased for my first try on an actual pieced project.
I'll even be brave and show a peek of the back...
I cannot thank Pat enough for the idea of mini quilts each month. It helps to have a small sense of accomplishment each month. Thanks Pat!