Monday, June 17, 2013

Beaks and Feet

Here is my latest block from Civil War Bride.  One more block and I can stitch together another row!

I like to use Ultra-Suede for the bird's beak and feet.  I ironed the freezer paper templates to the Ultra-Suede and cut the pieces out.

  Next, I stitched them in place using a matching thread.

Keep stitching,


  1. Love your appliqué blocks. What style of stitches do you do on the feet and or beaks? Thanks in advance.

  2. You are welcome! I do a tiny applique stitch, the same stitch I use to stitch the other pieces in the block. The Ultra-Suede is thick and "cushy" so don't pull your stitches too tight or the edge of the Ultra-Suede will look dimpled. Sometimes I use a Micron marker to mark around the edge. Not only does it help hide the stitches, but it also helps to define the legs. I show that technique on my blog

  3. Now I see it. I am fairly new to appliqué,I actually disliked it until Esthers mystery BOM and I did the HeRts Desire. I am hooked but the new LE is kind of daunting to me but am going to jump in and try it. Your work is lovely. Bunny


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