The December FMQ expert is Patsy Thompson and she shared ideas and methods for designing FMQ borders, as well as showing how to stitch a gorgeous feather border. I followed instructions and sketched:
Then I prepared a sample quilt sandwich for stitching, marking a border area with my black Frixion pen and the center lines with my orange Frixion pen.
As I was watching her video, I made a momentous discovery: she stitched her feathers upside-down from how I had been trying to stitch mine! I turned my fabric around and gave it a try, and I was amazed at how much better my feather-petals looked!
I continued stitching as instructed, and I am so pleased at my feather border!
GREAT instruction and demonstration!
I even added some of the "hyper-quilting" to see how it would look.
An amazing lesson to wrap up the year!