Already the last week of September? Where did the time go. Anyway this is my entry for the free motion quilting challenge for September with QuiltShopGal.
This month’s expert is Teri Lucas with beautiful feather star. Their Kaleidoscope design program looks very nice( look at the samples they made, fab!) but I opted one with using template provided by Jeanie of Kaleidscope Collections.
This template is 8″ by 8″ and finished cushion cover is 18″ by 18″. Hmmm What can I do.I scattered small stars in circle and and put one large one to add some contrast. I did design the whole thing as 18″ but when I transferred those template on actual fabric, they were much bigger and I couldn’t fit all three small stars fully and only managed to put two and a half star there.Those feathers in the middle of small stars are so tiny and look a bit squashed from the distance but they have proper shapes.
All fabric used are Kona cotton white. Thread is 100% cotton from Empress mill and 50wt.
size : 18″ by 18″
I used water soluble pen for marking and sprayed water to disappear. I am sure every single stitch didn’t land on the marking line but once marking is gone it, doesn’t make any difference.
Using template is a good way to practice any unfamiliar shape for free motion quilting. Do have a go!