As I said, I made a pattern for the centre and then decided to let rip free motion! I am a terrile stickler for things being just so. I find it very hard to just be free. I was so tempted to draw the feathers either directly onto the fabric or, again, on the Golden Threads paper, but I didn't! I did draw the spine but everything else was made up as I went along and I really quite enjoyed myself! I only bought the top to use as a pratice piece anyway and I certainly worked out a few motions with this one! I did the dark red in straight lines and vermicelli as a contrast to the feathers. The thread was King Tutt and I really like the build up of colour along the spines. I still don't like the actual colours too much though.
Drawn centre and free feathers
Just the binding and it can go in the pile of 'Now What Do I Do With It?'s.