I have drawn these feathers at least 30 times in my sketch pad to get the muscle memory worked out. I finally have the initial teardrop shop down well and figured out how to get the shape of the plumes. I am working on the "endless effect". Not there yet....so I just break thread and start in another location. It will come eventually.
The batting is a polyester with a good loft and the relief of the feathers show nicely. I don't usually stitch on polyester batt but it does work fine for small items. And yes, I realize that it needs binding. I will bind it before sending it off.
I was just so excited to show how well the stitching turned out. Now, I have a new motif to add to my quilting skill library. Yea, all the work last year paid off in plumes! And new fabric just arrived....oh, boy, it's a good day. Happy stitching.