The instructions direct you to Anna Maria Horner's instructions for feathers and we were asked to make a feather with brown, orange, teal and purple in it. the background is to be "low volume". These feathers are 18" long. I think my low volume is a bit brown so will choose something a little paler. However most of my low volume fabrics are smaller than the height so I'm going to have to do some more searching. I have also parcelled up my extra strips for Alyson in case she can use them.