I love to free motion machine quilt. Since I am working on lots of small projects for this blog I decided to try out different machine quilting techniques that I haven't explored, but have always wanted to. I started with quilting around and between all the applique pieces. I must admit I started with colored thread to match, but it was a lot of starting and stopping so I switched to using monofilament thread instead. In the small spaces in the center I quilted pebbles to create a simple texture.
Then I was considering how to quilt the central area between the design and a circular border. I knew radiating lines would be beautiful, but they've been done a lot. So I decided to quilt them with radiating feathers instead. I have quilted a lot of feathers in my life and I really enjoy them. I will never, ever, get tired of feathers.
Here are the results so far. And a sneak peek at my next blog!