Leo’s Mane Sew Along

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Saturday, 21 September 2019

I’m just a bit Obsessed....

I can’t seem to put this quilt down. It’s Hand on Your  Heart by Esther Aliu. There is so much variety in this quilt which saves it from being tedious. The worst thing is the small leaves, and I have found a system to get the edges turned and the flaps of the points tucked under on those leaves so that nothing sticks out. . This large flower was fun. I found a fabric that had flowers with large centres in them. The flowers couldn’t be fussy cut, the edges were too jagged. But the centres fit perfectly into this big one. Kinda like a big stylised sunflower or zinnia or dahlia.
And then there’s the bird. I went stash diving because I wanted a subtle brown tinted bird and found this wonderful McKenna Ryan fabric that is actually birch trees. I thought it would make wonderful feather type colour effects. I might have to do some sort of colouring or tinting on the lilac type flower behind the bird to make it stand out more. Here’s the bird in its context. 

And another shot showing the side of the quilt with the second bird just set in place. Looking at it now, I think I’ll need to do the leaves and flowers that are in close to the centre coming off the bow before I do any more on the right hand scene. It will be too  bulky to hold on to if I don’t. Sometimes it’s a good idea to stand back and look at things to analyze the process. And taking a photo is one of the best ways to be able to stand back and look at something. Especially when living in small spaces.

After these bird scenes are done I get to go to the second side of this centre square and do some houses. Which gives lots of opportunities to do some more deep stash diving.
 I’m linking up with Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching.



10 comments:

  1. A very interesting and pretty applique project. Lots of beautiful handwork.

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  2. Once one gets going on a project that they love, it is hard to put down. It is gorgeous. Sounds like you are doing needleturn applique?

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  3. Gorgeous quilt, I love it too. Great work!

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  4. Such teeny leaves. Excellent work, Cathy.

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  5. What a beautiful heirloom piece you are working on!

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  6. I am loving this project..it's been awhile since you have started an applique quilt that is not English pieced.This quilt reminds me of Baltimore quilts I have seen. Beautiful!!!

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  7. Gorgeous! There is an amazing variety of things going on in this piece.

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