This is the latest progress on the feathers in my little tablerunner I started earlier this week. It was a BIG job to trim the batting from all those small feathers!
Because the feather applique is a small and intricate design, it was more of a challenge to accomplish the couching and not lose the graceful shapes of the feather motifs.
Although I’m not unhappy with it, I’m thinking the overall delicacy of the design did get lost a bit with the couching. SEW it GOES! I will make final decision on the border quilting and finish with some couching on the binding to finish completely. ONWARD and UPWARD!
Talk about texture-those feathers really protrude out! I am going to guess that cutting away the excess batting was a royal pain!