I started another wool applique project, this one a quilt of birds designed by Sue Spargo. I bought the book, a selection of wool/acrylic Grenziana thread and some colorful felted wool fabric when I was in Sisters, OR, in July for the quilt festival.
|Book of applique bird patterns.|
The cutting and quiet hand stitching are very addictive, and only my screaming arthritic thumbs make me stop every once in awhile.
|Freezer paper template.|
Sue's technique is to stitch the wool applique shapes down with the wool thread and a tiny whip stitch. After everything is down nice and snug, then the fun of using decorative embroidery stitching begins. Here are a few of my blocks before starting on the embroidery. Note that the birdy legs and feet will be added with embroidery stitches.
Have a colorful day