Monday, August 18, 2008

Chickadee for Michelle

Now that Michelle has received my little chickadee journal quilt, here it is. The background was made by free hand cutting branches and leaves, then attach them to the background fabric and batting with large embroidery stitches. The backing was pieced where the sleeve would cover most of it, leaving the center unstitched so that I would be able to turn it right sides out later. Then it was layered, right sides together, and stitched around the outer edges, trimmed and turned. The quilting was completed next, because it was easier at that time. Once the chickadee was hand painted onto white fabric and appliqued onto the quilt, I decided where and how large the ribbon nest should be, and then the ribbons were tacked into place with beads. There are three buttons for eggs because the chickadee will have three children just like I do.

4 comments:

Judy S. said...

Looks just like the ones that come to our bird feeder, only I don't think their nests are made of ribbon....very cute, by the way!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Perfect little picture...lucky Michelle!

TattingChic said...

Very sweet!

Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day Lynn,
Love your journal quilt it is so adorable. I'm in the process of teaching myself to free-motion sew & I'd just like to ask you about yours on this quilt. Did you do the free-motion stitching first & then collage the other peices on?
Thanks so much for sharing ... OOroo ... Bethel of Bethania