Close up - leaf on Debbie's quilt
Originally uploaded by Linseed2010
So easy, just sew onto a leaf-shaped foundation and then clip to shape. It's using scraps the size of stamps, at times!! Some of my favourite fabrics.
Still to sew this one down, and add lots of embroidery. Love that most of this is being made with just my scrap pile. It's great mum came and reorganised my stash, and put all my scraps in one box!!
I'll be adding family photos as flowers on each stem, and doing lots of embroidery, and quilting with embroidery thread. Need to embroider on the stems, and embroider the birds legs. I've been using techniques from Jan Mullen's books.
I'm making a quilt for my s-in-law. My brother and s-inlaw have four kids - two boys and two girls. So I've made two pink and two blue birds. and one of the birds is flying away - that's Jack who has gone to uni. I still have to do lots of embroidery, such as the birds' legs.
Ben filled pages and pages with mazes. He asked me for a category, and I suggested toys - this is what he came up with. He complained his hand was getting sore half way through - so I sent him off to ride a bike for a bit!
One of my quilt group friends is really into birds at the moment - and I've been quilting birds for my sister-in-law's quilt. Just love all these inspirations Julie has pulled together.