Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes and concern for my eye. Had a great lazy day and got some stitching done – besides the other stuff we all do no matter if it is a birthday or not!
Working with wool can be fun – if you haven’t tried it you might want to give it a shot. It is so much easier and faster then needle turn applique which I normally do. The second border is nearing an end!!! What a long journey this one has been – somehow I thought I would be done with it by now – but that is ok because the quilting frame will be occupied for another couple months so it will just be put in the “waiting in line box” anyhow – but it will be nice to have it finished soon.
The two Postage Stamp side borders – when I get done with the last two clusters of flowers I will go back and look it all over and possibly add a little more here and there if after it is sewn on the quilt top if it looks a little bare – that well be decided later but before it goes on the quilting frame. I am mainly looking at the corners when I say this.
The area just finished I might add a little more embellishment to the two flowers on the right.
The book I get my inspiration from
One of the birds in the book. What I do is select the wool I want and just start to cut into it – I don’t bother to trace out designs because I don’t want the extra work and it is ok if they are different then what is in the book.
I will add antenna to the butterfly and legs and an eye to the bird. I might cut out the tail feather just a little bit to make it look like several feathers. For the bird first I cut a body – it might need to be adjusted a time or two by cutting small amounts off to get the shape right.
Then I cut out the green “feather” and then the small blue area on top of that. If you want to try free form cut a little larger than you really want it to be so you can trim little areas out here and there and have it not get too small. Make sure to save your scraps!! little bits are used here and there, I save the tiny bits in a ziplock bag and tuck it in with the bigger pieces – little pieces make good eyes and the butterfly accent etc. I will be linking to Kathy’s Quilts: Slow Sunday Stitching today and see if I can get the stitching on the bird and butterfly done. I am also linking to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework and Monday Making.
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