We had a nice quiet Christmas and I was able to quilt my Scrappy Squares quilt this week. I have been waiting a few days for the sun to shine to take outdoor pictures but it only stopped snowing long enough for me to clear off the rink for this shot.
I did a faux border in the background repeating the design of the scrappy square border. And of coarse lots of feathers!
I used a stencil for the feather wreaths and free hand quilted the border with just marking the spine.
I used two colored of So Fine thread on top and one color of Bottom Line in the bobbin to give the back a wholecloth look.
This is the first time I have quilted this style of feathers in the outer border and even though they are more time consuming they are fun to do. The border was only 5" wide and it would probably be easier to do in a wider border.