ramona-quilter Posted August 18, 2006 Report Share Posted August 18, 2006 I have seen some quilts lately that have these amazing feathers. And the feathers seem so lofty. They all have some dense background fill (usually micro stipple) surrounding the feathers. So my question is this... What is the sequence for creating these beauties? Do you quilt the feather first and then the background? Because it would seem that once you quilt the feather, it can't get puffier; freshman science tells me that. Is the reason it looks so puffy is because the surrounding quilt is flattened by the dense quilting? And other than mind-numbing micro stipple, what backgrounds are your favorites?? I've heard that once you commit to background quilting in one part of the quilt, you have to carry on with it. Is this so? Have you ever done a motif, background quilted around it, say 2 inches and then switched to a more open background that is less dense?? Or would that just be ugly? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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