This block will be super challenging at 6" because of the small detailed feather. I changed the design up a bit to off-set the hand and place the feather on the lower half of the block. I prefer the positioning for no other reason that it makes me "feel" better when I look at it--i.e. it doesn't make me have a quilt twitch because I feel like something is "off" and annoys me on some base level when I look at it.
The other option would be to leave out the paper pieced feather entirely. I suppose one could applique a feather or even thread paint one if so inclined. The same could be done to have feathers in Bella's hand. I'm going to try to use some fabric with feathers to imitate the effect.
My images of inspiration.....
Patterns: PLEASE NOTE PATTERNS HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED