The other class I took at our recent quilt retreat was a Feathers Free Motion Quilting class taught by Ms. Feathers herself, Sharon Schamber.

She was a very good teacher and the easy instruction made me feel like I could be successful with quilting free motion feathers.

We started out by making a 6″ long spine down and then back up or as in this picture over and back in the shape of a soft “s”.

Then each feather is approximately¬† 3″ out from the spine. Make a soft “s” out and then back. At the outside the feather is no wider than your thumb. Here’s a picture of a complete feather.

When you get to the bottom, you come back up by outlining the feathers as shown and then starting down the other side. So…here I go.

A little shaky at first. But it was fun trying.

On this one I drew the spine and then forgot to stitch it. Try again.

See the blue marks out to the side. Just make your width marks from two fingers to four fingers wide as a stitching guide.

Feathers can be 2″ to 4″ just so they are approximately 3″ long. I can see my improvement. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

Check out Sharon Schamber’s feathers.

Maybe someday I can….naaaahhhhhh!





About ladybelle

I'm a wife, mother and grandmother and I love to make things, especially sock monkeys. They're great for all kinds of gifts, birthdays, baby showers, etc. Kids love them and so do adults!! I've made many football players, including Peyton Manning, Tony Romo and Tom Brady, and character monkeys like Rainbow Brite and the Grinch. Look at some of my favorites and email me with your requests at ladybelle1234@yahoo.com
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