I am quilting a queen size quilt for a client. I can't show you the entire thing because
1) it's not done and
2) I haven't received permission to show the whole thing.
In any case, you will notice that these are not traditional feathers. I'm still working on the process to create them. I know there are several different approaches to traditional feathers and I'm trying all of them. I'm not having terrific luck. Quite a few of my feathers look like sausages. :-(
THEN, I came across Sally Terry's "Hooked on Feathers". I know I've written about this book before, but boy, does it bear repeating! This book is WONDERFUL. The resultant design looks like double feathers and the flow so effortless. You don't *have* to mark the spine (although in this case I did) and you definitely don't mark the feathers. These feathers are EASY. They are FUN. They look FANTASTIC.
I love this technique. :-)
As I mentioned, you don't HAVE to mark the spine, but for this border, I wanted a wavy spine. My freeform artistic efforts leave a LOT to be desired, so I used Sue Pelland's "Leaves Galore" ruler for the wave. Interestingly, this is not the primary intended use for this ruler but it worked out wonderfully well for this purpose.
When I got to the corner, I also marked the 45° line so I would have a guideline for the space where the feathers were to be. Without that guideline, I know that I would tend to make the first feathers on the inside curve overly large, which would make the feathers on the other side of the curve overly small. A small item like a guideline made all the difference for me to have those feathers look consistent.
I am sooooooooooooooooooooo happy with the way this border is turning out!