I've started the long process of rewriting handbooks and with that comes new class samples to go with the new instruction.
One of my feathering lessons teaches my students how to create a simple feathered heart with a French Curve. I thought I could double this lesson by showing the importance of Sunshine and Shadow.
At this stage of quilting the sample looks "okay" but it's all Sunshine. In other words there isn't any shadowing in the background to make things pop.
I started adding some scribbling in the open areas of the background with Superior Threads' Kimono Silk.
This background is my Diamonds/Triangles background stencil with cathedral window arches added. LOVE this design!
Now look at the difference a little shadow makes! LOVE how the feathers just pop and the detail in the background pops as well. Off to the next sample!