|Bird detail from antique quilt|
The sweet little bird, perhaps a canary, gives you many embellishment options. The original is fully outlined in satin stitch embroidery. The head and wing are accented with red thread. A little green thread is used around the red beak.
There is another inked block. Presenting another clue.
Is it MS or WS ? After browsing through fonts, guess what I'm leaning towards?
The shape, could be a heart?
Or, an embellished line to hold the date?
The date - What is the significance of
|Antique flower applique on original quilt|
One of the flower blocks has heart shaped buds and four layer flowers.
Isn't this a great fussy cut center print?
The petals appear to be raw edge, finished with a buttonhole stitch.
I love these flowers, and look forward to doing more.
|Starting to layer my flower|
To make these flowers, I used freezer paper and cut each layer separately. Draw the flower outline on the base fabric. (Don't cut the base out until all layers are added) Cut out the next petal layer, buttonhole stitch onto base. Repeat, for all three petal layers.
Cut out the base flower petal shape, buttonhole stitch to the block after the rest of the applique is completed.
This is a detail photo of one of my flowers.
I think the white thread creates a lace like edge. You could use matching thread colors or needle turn yours.
The third block set is available HERE
Have a fantastic weekend; I hope it includes some stitching time!