Freehand feathers give a soft edge to these Baptist Fans and add to the beauty of the design.
Feathers inside a Baptist Fan are easy to make and give a welcome rest from stitching the same patern repeatedly.
Notice the area in center top - this is where I attempted to make birds but that will take some work to make it look the way I want it. Maybe someone else can figure it out and show me how! The same type of technique could easily be used for bows as well. Gotta work on that!