Since Dave and I plan to enjoy lots of camping trips with our recently acquired truck camper I thought it would be fun to have a quilt to commemorate the events of the year.
The blocks for February were maple leaves... quick and easy!
The March block is a really cute block, but applique is not a technique that I favor. I quickly prepared the background of the sky and the pieced meadow which I knew I wanted to make scrappy style... and then I set it aside for a few weeks and when all other projects, deadlines and distractions were out of the way I started in on the deer.
I pulled scraps of fabric from my scrap bin and started... the clouds - made of flannel and the deer were finished... And it was time for the flowers and birds... that is when I decided that there were too many small pieces for my liking and
chickened out opted for some sunflowers and a few butterflies in their place.
I used a narrow, black, zig-zag stitch to outline the bodies and features of the deer and used mono filament thread (clear) for everything else.
Yes, the doe's leg is the basically the same color at the meadow patch right there, but animals often naturally blend in to their habitats. Right???
None the less, block #2 is done and is a fair representation of the area we live in... Check out the deer in our yard!
I am ready for the April blocks!
Are you a lover of applique?
If so, maybe you could share some tips with me...
(or maybe I need take a class on it.)
But tips are good!
Leave a comment and let me know.
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