Friday, January 16, 2015

Eagle - Still on the Menu!

Howdy, Eagle Quilters!

It's been some time since we've chatted about eagle quilts.  I haven't stopped thinking about them, but I have let other quilting projects distract me from creating a host of eagles. 

One of my January goals is to get some eagles cut out and prepped for applique.  I have my eagle pattern re-sized and ready.  I also made some fabric selections.
The blue, gold and red are for the eagles; the paisley is for borders and whatnot.  I'd like to start appliqueing this weekend - if real life doesn't interfere!

I did finally finish my eagle "appetizer" project.   This took much longer than I expected, but I'm quite happy with the result.  
I hand quilted squares in the squares and did echo quilting around the eagle.  In the border, I just followed around the paisley designs with matching thread.
I finished stitching down the binding this morning and added a label.  
The finished quilt measures 16" x 14".  

On to the next eagle in the series!