Saturday, March 4, 2017

More Quilting - The Stitched Bird!

I'm still showing the making of my "Tough Old Bird" piece. Today's post is about the quilted bird I put on this piece. You can see it in the upper left corner of this image:

Why a stitched bird? Well, something needed to be placed in the upper left corner to add some balance, in my opinion. I also wanted an actual bird of some kind on this somewhere.

What kind of bird? This Marine required a bird of prey, hence the hawk.

How did you do it? I drew an image of the hawk and then enlarged it to the size I wanted. The image was cut out and placed on the fabric.

I used a white pencil and traced around this.

And then I stitched around and within the lines.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

1 comment:

  1. Quilting a hawk into the background was brilliant idea that meaningfully compliments the theme of this art.

    Question: What make of white pencil did you use. I've not had good luck with my white pencil.