I hope you've been enjoying quilting feathers! Here is a photo of a portion of a quilt, "Twilight Rhythms," that contained lots of feathers, flowers quilted with the echo feather technique, and backgrounds on a hand dyed sateen. The largest feathers are about 5" long, and the tiny ones are tiny.
Once you learn the shape, and the spacing technique with the line of echo quilting, just about any non-continuous line design can be quilted this way. Leaving a small space and echoing the line, then echoing the entire design gives it a tailored, finished look.
Here the flowers are quilted with the technique, as could be leaves, pinecones, sunflowers, whatever you choose that has petal shapes or parts hat all unite to form a unit. The echo lets you travel to the next shape.
My sewing machine has been getting a tune-up and soon I'll be working at it again. I have reached the physical boundaries in my sewing room with no more space, and I can't find anything anymore. It's a dilemma, as I really want to keep everything, but must start downsizing to be able to function at all in the space.
Oliver plans on helping me sort and organize. Ha!
Hope spring is in the air where you live, it is here in the north, with longer days already. Time to plan a spring trip to a quilt event!
Keep quilting, keep feathering, don't let what you've learned fade away.