Feathered Couched and FINISHED!

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Nothing feels better than finishing a project… except for the excitement of starting a new one!!  

Close-up of feathers, after couched and trapunto has been finished

I fused batik fabrics with Steam-A-Seam 2 Lite, and cut these feathers from Patsy Thompson’s new ‘appli-k-kutz’ dies in my little Sizzix machine. I added batting just under the feather shapes, and then, free motion couching with the Bernina #43 foot to add the pretty hand-dyed yarn on the edges.  I did use a smaller yarn, being careful to make sure it attached on some of the curvy corners.  If it misses, you can always go back and just stitch it down with a regular free motion foot! I trimmed all that batting away from the edges, and then finished as usual, making the quilt sandwich with all three layers.  If you would like to see more about couching… in a more traditional style… and with several options for feet… I hope you will visit a little tutorial I posted on the 3 CREATIVE STUDIOS BLOG. It’s about this little tablerunner quilt… with a little extra touch of glamor and glitz… if you like that kind of thing.  And I DO.

 The Bernina Free Motion Couching #43 foot is where the ‘magic’ started, pictured below.  (*see that cute little daisy in the white fabric? — check it out below for quilting inspiration)

Here’s the glamor gal foot.  Happy and pretty… courtesy of the Clear Embroidery Foot #39.  Kick it up a notch!  And kick your clicker over to the Three Creative Blog to see more about it.  Don’t forget… you can search on my site, using the search box, & typing in  “#39 foot”  and I guarantee you will see LOTS about it.  Cause I use it a LOT!  But I’ve also included an idea on couching using  the #20 Open Toe Foot, but only if you go there in the next 15 minutes!  (Just kidding).  (Had one of those infomercials pop into my brain!)   Eeeks!

 I had the orange border to quilt when I last posted on my blog about this quilt.  I took my inspiration from the pattern in the white background fabric, a sketchy little daisy. (*see it two pictures above!)

 And here’s the proof of what a workhorse foot the Bernina #39 is… 

 Fabulous. All the details on the Three Creative blog.

 Happy times. Beautiful finish.

Thank you Vicki and Terri 
for inviting me over for a visit!  

Comments 4

  1. This project looks amazing! Patsy Thomas creates fabulous projects, doesn't she? You did a wonderful job with the shape of the feather.

  2. Finished. Wow, now MY deadline approaches. I got the #39 foot yesterday and she agrees it is an excellent foot, a must have. I have the #43. I'm good to go. I also chatted with my dealer about the Superior threads and she carries some and we'll experiment with some more she'll get. Busy weekend but Monday is coming! Yippee and I'll start it off by reviewing these last posts. Thanks so much.

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