Several days ago I showed you a picture of my friend Babs' quilt that she calls Yellow Bird.
I still have it and can't stop looking at it. It is such a striking quilt. Now don't get me wrong, I've got more than enough to do (too much in fact) but this quilt is just screaming "QUILT ME". It isn't my quilt but what the heck - I'm quilting it! Sure hope Babs likes what I'm going to do to it!
I ditch quilted around every rosette and then quilted a feather wreath in the center. The only marking I did was a line for the spine of the feather.
Okay, I'm happy with this but now what? Echo quilting (three rounds) around the inside edge of the feathers and then I started filling the inside of the wreath with with random shapes and filler designs!
Here's a close-up for a better look!
I'm really enjoy doing this type of filler design because I quilt a pattern until I'm tired of it and then do something different. If I work myself into a small spot I might throw in some little circles so I can work my way out. It results in a complex design that is surprisingly easy! On March 28, 2014 I published instructions and step-by-step diagrams of how I do it. You will find the post here.
I'm a quilt-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of quilter so what next? I decided to echo outside the wreath with three rounds of echo quilting and I'll fill the area inside the black print border with large meandering feathers! Rather appropriate for a quilt called Yellow Bird!
This quilt is going very quickly and my new Juki and I are working as one! I won't have time to sew for the next three days so the rest of the quilting will have to wait!
Tomorrow I'll publish Block 7 in my Value Proposition Hexagon Quilt Along. I hope you like the block! I do; it is one of my favourites!
Until tomorrow, happy sewing!