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.
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