Susan’s block number 5 – “Pair of Golden Eagles, in process

Just starting the next block. I made the bias strips for the vines using my handy tool.

biasSome people asked about how I baste onto construction paper, so I will explain:

1.  First I number the pieces on the complete paper pattern.bird on paper

2. Next, I use a lightbox to trace the shapes onto construction paper and number them.

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3.  Then I sew the paper onto the fabric (Which I don’t have a photo of yet)

Marie’s block number 2 – The Missing Groom complete!

doneI so wanted the groom to find a home on my Bird of Paradise quilt – and here he is. I like some things about him – his dark skin and his curly hair, his fancy pants of of course, his faithful Aussie by his side. But if I could change the color of many of the leaves on this block, I would. I can’t so I won’t – but I’m so distressed by them that of the six blocks I’ve completed so far this is my least favorite. Boo hoo.

~Marie