Design Tutorial~Creating a Basic Feather Border With The Ultimate Shape!

Last week I shared how to create a basic feather wreath using the circle Ultimate Stencil.  This week I'm sharing how to use part of The Ultimate Shape to create a basic feather border.  I am using the large 8" Ultimate Shape... ...and only using the arch.  This will provide the soft curve I'm looking for to create a feather border.  If I want to make a smaller border with shorter curves I would use the smaller Ultimate Shapes, i.e., 6", 4" and 2".   I traced the curve so I got the "down swing" and then flipped the stencil...

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"The Quilt Show" Interview...

When I was at the Houston Quilt Show for the "Love of Linens" special exhibit, my fabulous sponsor, The Quilt Show, did an interview and it turned out wonderful!  It will give you some beautiful close up shots of each quilt, names of the quilters whom I featured and some fun information.  Check it out!   

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Design Tutorial~Creating a Medallion Design

So far I've covered how to create a basic star and a feather wreath with the circle Ultimate Stencil.  Now let's take things a step further and learn how to easily create YOUR own design from inspiration found just about anywhere! This tile medallion was found in the floor of a hotel and I just knew I had to draft this into a design.  It was VERY easy using the circle Ultimate Stencil. I always start in the middle and work my way out.  I've drawn a circle where I want my center star to be. I drafted my star. ...

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New Home Wanted for "Trebbiano"

I wanted to let everyone know that my large heirloom wholecloth linen quilt, Trebbiano, is looking for a new home.  We recently moved into OUR new home and I no longer have a place to hang her.  It's a shame she's just folded up in a closet. This quilt has appeared in multiple quilt show exhibits and was recently showcased at the Houston International Quilt Festival in the "For The Love of Linens" exhibit.  She was appraised for $5,500 in 2013 by an AQS certified appraiser and I would like to sell her for $4000.  I will pay shipping. She...

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Design Tutorial Ultimate Stencil~Simple Feather Wreath

I have a huge stash of quilting stencils which contains another equally large collection of different sized feather wreaths.  Since the Ultimate Stencils' arrival I don't use them any more because I can easily create a feather wreath in ANY size I wish. Draw your inside circle where you wish your feathers to extend to. Now draw a second line...this will be your feather spine. Draw a third line...this is the outside edge of your feather wreath. When I draw my feathers I like to do it "hook fashion".  In other words I start from the top and draw a...

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