Thank you for the previous comments on this feather practice series. We are now at the fourth in this feather practice series.
Today, I want to introduce a more traditional feather that I call an “Heirloom” feather. These feathers are patterned after antique feathers that were hand quilted. Other quilters call this feathers by other names- such as the “Hump & Bump” feather, too. Heirloom sounds nicer to me and doesn’t invoke images of a pole dancer- LOL!
Here is the printable PDF file:
barrettfeatherpractice4.pdf (right click to download)
- Feather Practice 4.1 by Carla Barrett
Feather Practice 4.2 by Carla Barrett
Here is an example for how I did Feather Practice 4.2. Remember, too, that you can print it out for tracing purposes, too:
Worksheet example by Carla Barrett
Feel free to send me examples of your Feather Practice sheets and I will do a follow-up post showing off all of your wonderful work. Valérie from France sent me her echo feathers examples and they were excellent!
Feather Video: Because the order of drawing and quilting feathers can easily trip up a machine quilter, I will post a video that I shared last year in another blog post. I show you how I draw several feathers, including an Heirloom feather:
This concludes Feather Practice 4. In case you wanted to easily view an earlier Feather Practice, just click on the desired link:
Feather Practice, Part 1
Feather Practice, Part 2
Feather Practice, Part 3
Have fun with the above handouts! Regards, Carla Barrett