I'm following along with a monthly lesson that sewcalgal is doing to help us learn free motion quilting techniques. This month was feathers. There is a really good tutorial here if you would like to learn.
As with any new design you should first draw it on paper to practice - I tried my doodle buddy (free I pad app) and had some fun.
Not one to spend time on just a useless practice piece I sewed some scraps together to make a mug rug for my practice.
Since the pigs wings were cut off, I simply made "feather wings"