Thinking about it more, I decided that I needed to use a stencil in order to stitch the plumes consistent in the border. I could have avoided this if I had decided to stitch each of my plumes right up to the edge but for some reason I don't want this for this quilt. I could have hunted around for an appropriate stencil but I like to make my own, particularly with feathers. Over time I have developed my own way of stitching them and if I draw them myself, they just flow better.
|Drawing the feather onto Golden Threads Quilting Paper|
|Stitching over the paper|
|Using the Chalk Pounce|
|Stitched out sample|
Until next time