Monday, October 19, 2009

Bird Tail!

Just a little pic to keep in touch with you all and to let you know I haven't abandoned this great project! I have been busy, busy with other things - I'm halfway through his tail and it is a big one - it should be very pretty once it is finished, freezer paper out and sitting flat! As you can see, I am also trialling Roxanne glue - seems to be working well, but may not suit the Purists! I must try to get the other half done through the week! For now - happy stitching! Hugs - Lurline♥


  1. Oh wow!!! Gorgeous! I've been wondering about that glue baste stuff. I was just talking to a friend over the weekend, and she uses stiff template plastic and liquid starch to get her seam allowances turned before stitching. Interesting all these methods.

  2. I love the colours you're using Lurline, his tail is going to be fabulous. You will have to let me know how you go with the glue, sounds as if it might make it easier?

  3. Lurline, that's going to be one beautiful bird! I love the colours in it. I have never used that glue, you have to give us a little demo please? Have a great week - Hugs Natima

  4. dear lurline,the colours are beautiful,i never worked with glue at all,so it would be interesting for me too,a little demo,if you have the time,hugs,susi

  5. Hi my frends you is working too much ... this is very, nice bird you is finish I hope for 3 day you is finish block....Many beautiful...

  6. Wow Lurline! I love your tail feathers! Great fabrics, too.

    I'm glad you are trying the Roxanne's...I totally use that and the Elmer's glue sticks for my applique (I use the glue sticks to hold my seam allowances down, then I "dot-dot-not-a-lot" with the Roxanne's to hold motifs down while I stitch! And they both totally wash out at the end of making each block before trimming.)

    I did a little tutorial a couple of weeks ago on my blog... (the one dated Oct. 6), if Lurline doesn't have time to do a little tutorial.

    I can't wait to see the rest of the block...maybe it won't be too hard after doing all those skinny little feathers!

    In stitches,
    Teres :o)

  7. That tail is looking great! Your bird will have much to be proud of. I get tickled when I see someone use a fabric that I have too. (It's the purple, btw.)

    I too am using Roxanne's for the first time. I'm using it on stems to hold them in place. For me, I like how it keeps my skinny pieces from shifting, better than pins. Plus no snagging my thread on the pins (!).

  8. Your birdtail is looking wonderful A gorgeous Flourish of colour. Cannot wait to see it finished. I achieved quite a bit on Block 2 last week Maybe I need to show it part finished Think I am over halfway through the leaves ;-)

  9. This is glorious Lurline. Will you sew the tail onto the background in on piece?

  10. Your tail looks great so far. I love the fabrics you are using.

  11. What a wonderful combination of fabrics and colors on your bird feather! Wonderful!

  12. I just love the colors, certainly makes me think about what I am going to do. Just beautiful.


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