Yes we are up to #11 on the Mystery quilts, can you tell this was a popular project with our guild members?
This is Val's quilt and it is a birthday gift for her granddaughter. She had asked for a panto design but when I saw it had so much potential to show off some quilting in the border fabric I convinced her to let me do light custom quilting. All I had to do was draw out Desley's feather plume border design and she agreed! I have been wanted to try this feather border design since I saw it here on Desley's blog.
I then adapted the border design to fit in the star.
Val had taken my Free Motion Class a few weeks ago and did amazing with her free hand loops so I had to quilt loops in the smaller border to celebrate her doing so well in my class.
I need to design a motif for the centres in the outer border and came up with a curly heart with a few feathers. Instead of trying to backtrack on this design I tried to echo a 1/8" along the design to give it a different effect as I was using variegated King Tut thread. That was a bit tricky but created a nice effect.