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.