I am not very good at just 'practicing' there has to be a result or product at the end of it. Perhaps this is why my French Horn and Piano career never took off!
With Christmas soon upon us I decided that I could use up some fabric and make some placemats - improving my free motion quilting as I went. My idea was to choose a theme (feathers and leaves) and make 6 placemats. Here they are:
This design is based off of Leah Day's Feather Leaves. Mine doesn't seem to look anything like her's but I like it none the less.
This design I would call a traveling feather design. Again referencing Leah's website you could use the same approach as she demonstrates in Swirling Feathers. However I did not do such tight curves as she uses in this demonstration.
Again inspiration from Leah's site - Flowing Leaves
This one is a mix between Leah's Pearled Feather and a Feather design on Page 55 of Doodle Quilting.
This one is a plain leaf inside with feathers on the outer edge of the leaf.
Then a traveling leaf/vine with one echo around each design.
Here are the placemats all together. They were a cute addition to the families Secret Santa game.