The shameless inspiration was pasta! Josh started making spaghetti every Sunday night and something about all the angel hair noodles on my plate made me start thinking in thread. Feathers are always fun to modify with extra loops, circles, or spirals, so why not noodles?
This design might look a bit intimidating, but it's really a great way to practice echoing. Even if your echoing lines aren't perfect, feathers are pretty forgiving so long as you get the starting shape set up first.
If you're struggling to form the feather shape in the first place, definitely check out feather quilting stencils. They're a great way to practice quilting simple feather shapes by marking the lines first, then quilting on the line. After marking and quilting the plain feather, who says you can't travel stitch back and practice echoing by swirling into each feather shape?
Let's go quilt,