I really felt like I needed a finish. Desperately! So I've decided to make something quick. A birdie!
Looks simple enough, right?
A bit of applique. My technique is a bit different. I ironed freezer paper templates on to charm squares, then basted a quarter-inch seam allowance down, then appliqued the shape on to the background fabric, but just before I finished applique-ing each shape down, I loosened the freezer paper and pulled it out. Then I finished the applique using the needleturn technique.
Looking good so far, right?
Wrong! Then disaster struck!
As I was cutting the shape of the bird out, I accidentally cut into the bird! I was just absent-mindedly following the outline of the applique, and found myself chopping into her hind quarter!
So I did this...(by hand)
And it actually doesn't look too bad on the front.
This is a picture of the front, un-ironed.
Since then, I've added a decorative blanket stitch to the border of each "feather" on her wing with Perle cotton no. 8. And I've decided to make a quilt (tiny) instead of a cushion. And I'm hand quilting it. And it's going to be quite heavily quilting.
More pics to follow soon.
So much for a quick finish!!!!