It's Wednesday, when it seems like a good time to share a WIP, work-in-progress. I'm working on finishing the piece I used last month for the ruler-based designs from Free Motion Monday.
First I added a few clamshells to the opposite side to balance the composition. First some simple ones with swags, then tiny clams, followed by some longer clamshells and swirls, then finished with more teardrops between the last row to add some continuity to the piece.
Whose idea was it to finish it off with these insanely tiny feathers? Mine. Crazy, I tell you. I blame the excitement of having this month's Free Motion Monday focusing on feathers.
I was inspired by Karen McTavish's scroll McTavishing method, and applied it to making my feather spines.
So first I filled in the whole space with scrolls first. They'll serve as my feather spines and also help manage the fullness of my wool batting. Then I go back in and feather the jimmy-dickens out of them.
We've had some lovely example of feathers shared onto Monday's first feather series, so go check them out if you haven't done so.
Now, I'm going back to my tiny feathers. Have you chosen a tiny, dense, or complicated design before and regretted it for its time requirement? Tell me about it in the comments.