Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thread-u-cation Thursday- Little Bird Make Over
Remember this fellow from a new series I'm working on called Little Bird on the Prairie? He is created from my stash of pre-fused fabric scraps and lives in a 12" x 12" square. Through the miracle of hand embroidery he is now transformed! (Sort of a fowl make-over.)

You'll find his new plumage incorporates several stitches already included in Thread-u-cation Thursdays. From head to tail there is the outline stitch, French knots, and fern stitch. His little legs and the fence posts are straight stitches and the flowers are surrounded by the blanket stitch.

I love how simple hand stitches transform a plain little bird to a fancy bird. Try it today and discover the power of the stitch!


Fiesta said...

Laura he is adorable.

Jane Moxey said...

Did you couch the straight stitches on the fence posts?? I love how you do all this embroidery and thank you for Threaducation Thursdays!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Laura, I saw 4 of your quilts at the Chicago Quilt Festival and it is seeing them in person when you fully enjoy all the embroidery and fun little details you add.

This little guy is so much happier with his new adornment.

Vicki said...

WOW!! what a difference.

Diane J. Evans said...

"What a difference a stitch makes --
Twenty-four little threads --
Several hours is all it takes
To make quilts sing!"

(sung to the tune of "What a Difference a Day Makes")

I think you have the makings of a new song for the Chicago School Of Fusing Glee Club . . .


Laura Wasilowski said...

The stitches on the fence posts are a Size 8 thread straight stitched across to form a striped pattern. Thanks for asking!

Greenmare said...

that is so cute! and I love how the blanket stitch turned those little flowers into morning glorys! My favorite!