In the diamond shape I first put another batch of feathers, but after thinking about it and looking at it over a couple of days I wasn’t happy with it. I decided that it squashed it down to much and the feathers didn’t show enough from the front.
From the back it looked fine but I still thought it was a bit …. cramped.
So, after spending a few minutes putting them in, I spent a few hours on Friday ripping them out.! But that is what happens sometimes. It very often looks OK when you are planning it, but sometimes the fabric, pattern and wadding thinks differently.
So back to the drawing board, literally. I have a piece of perspex that I can put on top of the quilt and draw on with a dry-wipe pen so that I can change my mind as often as I like. In the end I decided to make it more simple and on the lines of the small squares.
So that was the main part of the quilt finished. Just the borders now. I do not want to make them too complicated so I have cross hatched the first border, and the second, as it is only 1″ wide, is staying as it is. The outer border will be piano keyed tomorrow. This is a shot of the back and I think you will agree, it looks a lot better now without the feathers.
Until tomorrow, keep stitching 🙂