Have you been playing with feathers? I hope so! You will be able to see that there are a wide variety of styles where feathers are concerned. They can be very formal and structured or free wheeling and growing like a vine to cover all spaces. Each time you use them, the quilt itself will dictate what type of feather is needed. Listen to your quilt as it develops.
Feathers can be playful or serious. Keep doodling your feathers to see what kind of personality they have. Then incorporate them into your quilting. The more you doodle, the easier they get.
This is what I have been working on. I really needed to finish up the last baby quilt for this year. My friend, Amanda had a baby girl and I wanted to make a quilt for this precious bundle. Here it is without the binding finished.
What projects are you working on for summer? I am thinking about doing a small project for us to do together. Sort of a learning wall quilt (very small) that will incorporate several of the techniques we have done here. What do you think? I will post the finished project here so you know if you want to give it a try. Then we will do it step by step together. What I have in mind would work well with a Charm Pack. I want to make the piecing as easy as possible--but with impact--so we can get to the doodling part. So please give me your input as I work on the design for this project. Thanks and stay cool!
Keep doodling--you get better each day!