I had the opportunity to work on 2 of the new patterns coming our for Meags and Me.
I love pattern testing for these guys!
Patterns I did were Tweet Tweet and Bird Brain.
Tweet Tweet is at the quilter's and I just finished Bird Brain last night.
Here are pics from Bird Brain.
I did a machine free motion straight stitch around the applique.
I used the same for the legs, beak and ( ) on the birds.
I hand embroidered the eyes using a satin stitch.
I did the same free motion straight stitch around each of the flower petals.
I find this to go MUCH faster than doing a traditional blanket stitch.
I love using black thread to stitch around the applique as it really makes it stand out.
I made this entire project using fabrics from my stash!
I even found an aqua minky for the back that I had in my stash.
I used "frankenbatting" to sew batting pieces together for the batting too.
I just love how that Alison Glass fabric fit in that green block!
I decided to make bindings yesterday too.
I now have binding for both of the bird quilts as well as 2 others that used the same fabrics
that I used in the Tweet Tweet quilt.
I like to make my binding before I send the quilt away as I'm not a fan of making it at all.
That way when the quilt comes back I am ready to trim and bind.
Sometimes I forget which binding I made for which quilt.
This time I cut a post-it note into thirds and folded it into a U and stuck it in each of the bindings.
Hoping this will help me remember what goes together with what.
What do you use to keep track of your batting?
Do you like to make it before you send your quilt for quilting or after you get it back?
I have to do some house cleaning today.
Also hoping to get some more fabric listed for sale.
Then, I get to work on a new quilt for a baby that will be arriving soon.
(not my new grand baby)
What are you up to on this glorious Caturday?