1/10/2014

Birds are done!

The bluebirds are done and ready to cut out  to add after the hanky-panky quilt is pieced.  These are stitched on a cotton handkerchief backed with fusible tricot interfacing so I can cut them out without fraying.
Their beaks have not been stitched.  I will do that after they are cut out and appliqued to the floral piece.


Marilyn asked if I colored the background on the floral piece and yes indeed I did.   I added a few drops of my all purpose alcohol ink to a tablespoon of water and gave the background a little color.... I was testing on this hanky before I dyed the one with the ribbonwork...

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Love these bluebirds! Just wonderful!

(I need to remember to wait to embroider the beaks until after the applique next time I try doing birds ~ it's always a problem area for me)

Marilyn said...

I was thinking that the birds didn't look like you were working them on felt this time. But they are beautiful no matter what they are stitched on. I just had to order some more fusible knit interfacing - I do have some black left but that doesn't work on anything light. And now that I can stitch again I'm making some blocks for another book. I'm using all kinds of lovely things I've been hoarding :)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Stunning, Gerry! You do beautiful work. Your finished piece will be lovely, indeed.
xoxo
Donna

Suztats said...

Beautiful bluebirds! Love the tip about the alcohol inks.

Mary Corbet said...

They're so sweet!! Beautiful job!

margaret said...

these birds are wonderful

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Love your embroidered bluebirds! They look super!

Susan Elliott said...

They are darling Gerry. I've seen bluebirds every day on my walks this winter. I feel like they are my totem animal and it's great to see them so beautifully stitched.

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