I had planned on drawing feathers (Diane Gaudynski style) for several more days before trying them on fabric, but she recommends practicing on real pieces, so I relented. It felt good. I do believe that by the time I have finished quilting the entire top, I will feel quite confident. Who knows, maybe I will attack a whole cloth quilt at some point.
This quilt sample is about 60 inches square. That should provide plenty of practice.