Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Hi everyone, Well, after changing my mind re pattern to use, I started tracing and cutting out the eagles for my quilt - I have decided to use Summer Weekend by Blackbird Designs. Anyway, the eagles are not as easy as I thought...when you look at my picture you will see the little legs and wing span on one side is going to give me trouble, I just know when I start to needle turn. So, I am going to try and see how the first one goes, if it gives me problems then I am going to tweak it by redrafting those eagles. I will let you know my progress, Hugs, Mary
Friday, March 6, 2015
I finished hand appliqueing the first of my four eagles. He still needs to have a few details embroidered in, but that can happen later. The applique was not difficult, except for a few places where it was awkward to hold the fabric and stitch at the same time. I used the freezer paper and starch method for prepping the fabric pieces - that technique really simplified the stitching process!
Now I just need to prep and stitch 3 more identical blocks. Since I have the experience of the first block under my belt, I think I'll prep all the remaining blocks at the same time so I can just stitch my way through all of them.
How's everyone else doing?
Yes, it is me, Mary, and I am going to change my pattern for the Eagle Quilt - I am going to use this Pattern: