Thursday, 11 June 2009

Stitching directions for feathers Part 2

Bump and bounce.
In comparison to the classic feather this requires less backtracking as it's only the outside of alternate lobes which are backtracked. However even the very very best machine quilters who always manage to stay on the line whilst backtracking and even those gods of the quilting world who seem to be able to put their needles into the same holes whilst backtracking, will have these lines of stitching showing as thicker. Because it's alternate lobes looking thicker on the outside, it shows and looks uneven. It's good for utility quilts and uses marginally less thread.
Can you tell, I'm not much of a fan? (smile)
I tried to re-edit this so it would read 'lobe' instead of 'love' in the first illustration and to correct the grammar on the left in the third, but apparently once written, it's there forever, so please correct these in your head.

Bump and bounce

1 comment:

  1. While there is a place for all types of feathering,you are spot on about the heavier backtracking on the outer edge of this type of feathering, especially if there is sparse or no background fill used with it.

    BTW, love the quilt/quilting in your header! Is that your own hand-dyed fabric?

    Christine Olson