On the fifth day of The Destashification Christmas, my needles gave to me: 5 *100 quilting stitches (approximately). …
..stitched into a feathered heart pillow. The subtlety of the quilting makes it difficult to see in the picture to the right – please scroll down.
The intricacies of hand quilted feather patterns have always intrigued me.
Curve a simple running stitch and the result is just stunning beautiy.
As interior design moves toward more modern “clean” looks, pieced work may look out of place, but a solid color pillow quilted with one of these beautiful motifs will be a perfect accent piece in any decor.
Red linen makes a perfect background for a feathered heart motif. Here are the quick steps used to transfer the design to the fabric.
The free downloadable pdf feathered heart motif from Forest Quilting was used.
After printing the 9″ * 9″ motif, I determined I would need a larger motif. By scanning the motif into a jpeg, it was a simple process to enlarge it to the desired size (approx. 12″ * 12′) – and then printed it again.
The fabric was cut into a 24″ square and ironed to removed all wrinkles. The center of the fabric and design matched. The corners of the design were pinned to the fabric.
A sheet of yellow Saral Transfer Paper was placed between the design and the fabric – and then the design simply traced with a pen. The Saral transferred the lines of the motif to the fabric.
Saral is much like old fashioned carbon paper – and will rub off, so care must be taken not to overhandle the fabric once the design has been transferred.
Pellon Fusible fleece was then ironed to the back of the linen.
Using a yellow quilting thread, the design was hand quilted.
Two football games and approximately 500 stitches later – the quilting was complete!
Following the same process outlined in the Tutorial for the Destashification Flanged Pillow with Frustration-Free Zipper, the zipper, back and flange were completed!
All set and ready to deliver for Christmas!