December's challenge was just that a challenge. Patsy Thompson did a wonderful job for the last challenge. Borders and more borders and feathers - oh my! I started working on this in about mid-December finding the piece of fabric for the front out of a stash of my hand painted cloth. I then picked these threads to work with:
I used a very busy print for the back and the darkest purple for the bobbin. Of course this is the time in which I had no tension issues what so ever and wish I had chosen a plainer back ground to show off the stitching.
I used a soap sliver to mark the borders and quilted them in the dark purple as well. Then I started on the borders.
I had to remove the top motif three times before my hands and brain would get the pattern.
I love feathers, but I have always been intimidated by them. No more. They are far from perfect but I can do feathers.
The whole quilt.
If you want to see my other completed challenges here are the links:
Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year. I can't wait to start 2013 and the next quilting challenge.