I first selected the design. I borrowed Don Linn's book Sophisticated Stitches from the library and selected the ones that looked interesting and doable for me.
Then I transferred that design onto tulle which was inserted in an embroidery hoop. I didn't have actual tulle. Instead, I had some netting which seemed to work just as well.
Then I traced the design onto my quilt fabric using the water erasable blue pen. I used plain muslin as my practice piece.
And off I went to the sewing machine. In no time at all I was done quilting this design. That was so much fun I decided to do another..and another..and, another. I had four samples finished and put together using the Quilt As You Go Method on Leah Day's blog.
This is the muslin side
This is the other blue side.
I liked that feather design so well that I decided to use that on my FMQ sampler. I also added some echo quilting around the design.
This is the pink side of the sampler
This is the green side
What a great way to replicate and transfer complex designs on the quilt. Thank you, Don, for giving us this lesson.