Here, the sun is out and it's time to get the day going.
After spending time last week building a whole bunch of garden totems I can report that they are now installed in their new home. That means more time for fabric and stitching opportunities.
There are two quilts that I have been stitching on since last summer. I had them all ready for stitching on the cross-country road trip we took for our move to Kentucky, but I discovered early on that I don't like to stitch in the car. I'm more of a look out the window and take it all in passenger.
It feels pretty good to pick these up again. The one in hand is a raven-pattern I blogged about ages ago, and I thought I would share how to make the raven itself.
CLICK HERE -- visit the blog posting
for the voting for the favorite raven
I like to stitch my background quilt and add the raven separately - as an embellishment and this is how I make them.
You need the pattern...top fabric, bottom fabric, and thin batting for the middle.
Here we go!
|copy the pattern onto freezer paper|
|press the freezer paper pattern on to the back of the bottom fabric|
then stack it with the top fabric-right-sides-together
stack these on top of batting & pin stack together
|stitch along the outside edge of the paper-pattern|
|pull off pattern, trim to about 1/16th of inch & clip curves|
then put slit in the top fabric & turn right-side out
|press - embellish & when ready pin in place;|
then hand applique
Hope your week includes so stitch opportunities!