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Monday, August 22, 2011
Tea Bird Gets a Make Over
Our next contestant for a stitch make-over is a thirsty little Tea Bird. First we concentrate on stitching the focal point, the subject, the object of our affection: the bird. The Outline Stitch is placed right next to the bird fabric to give her emphasis. May as well Outline Stitch the cup and saucer while you're there. Embellish with French Knots, Straight Stitches, and the Famous Pistil Stitch.
Once the little bird and cup and saucer are emboidered to the max, we move on to the ground and trees always stitching just through the batting and top layers of the composition. The hand stitching complete, the whole quilt top is wrapped around Timtex. Machine quilting will be added at a future date when there is a free hour in the day.
Please note the striped stockings on our little Tea Bird. It's important to be on the cutting edge of fashion when decorating your bird. I can not stress this enough.