The owner asked for feathering in the solid areas, and that was her only request. Traditional feathering somehow seemed too "traditional" for this quilt, so I chose a more organic look. For quilts similar to this one (ie, really lacking a definite traditional look), other "feathery" options include funky feathers with swirls, vining leaves and ferns. Naturally, I came up with this list after quilting these.
The outer 4" band of the blocks I chose to stitch in a geometric meandering. It comes out looking kind of path-like and random. It seemed like a good choice for the modern-look. The center 8" square is swirled.
Remember me mentioning how "out there" these fabrics are? That one above I affectionately called the "eye-chart" fabric. It was nearly impossible to see what I was doing. It reminds me of the dot test pages that eye-doctors have you look at. But I love-love the scalloped shells below. These make me happy.