|Wings Alight: drawing circles|
|Wings Alight: quilted mandala, hand for scale.|
Once the mandala was quilted I used my laser square (this one from Amazon--I use it mostly for squaring quilts and love it) and a long ruler to draw straight lines radiating out from the center of the mandala:
|Wings Alight: Laser level for long straight lines!|
|Wings Alight: The first set drawn on.|
I quilted the lines with a matching 50wt Aurifil thread in Dark Pewter (2630):
|Wings Alight: Lots of lines! Terrible photo, seriously, my camera hates this quilt.|
Next I started filling in the feathers with lots of different free motion designs. I used Aurifil 40wt in Aluminium (2615). I tried to match feathers on each wing so they are nearly mirror-image, but the wing on the right has more feathers, so I call those wild-cards.
|Wings Alight: Filling the feathers!|
In retrospect I wish I had used the Aluminum for the feather outlines and the Light Jade for the filler, but oh well.
|Wings Alight: Some of the free motion quilting fillers so far!|
Filling the feathers has been way more time consuming that I anticipated, but I'm nearing the end!
|Wings Alight: current state of the quilt, with my 5 year old for scale.|
I will be back next Thursday will the finished quilt as part of the Art With Fabric blog hop!