Bird Stitchery #7: Magically the Sun Appears

Rise and shine! Today we stitch the sunrise for our little bird quilt. That blazing sun is first outlined with a Blanket Stitch using a size 12 pearl cotton thread in the Aquamarine colorway. This is the outtie version of the Blanket Stitch. Not to be confused with the innie version.

A few orange French Knots at the tip of each Blanket Stitch repeat our orange color and add cheer to that sunny shape. The sun is officially on fire! Don’t worry, tomorrow we come back to earth for more stitchery.

Bird Stitchery #7: Magically the Sun Appears

Rise and shine! Today we stitch the sunrise for our little bird quilt. That blazing sun is first outlined with a Blanket Stitch using a size 12 pearl cotton thread in the Aquamarine colorway. This is the outtie version of the Blanket Stitch. Not to be confused with the innie version.

A few orange French Knots at the tip of each Blanket Stitch repeat our orange color and add cheer to that sunny shape. The sun is officially on fire! Don’t worry, tomorrow we come back to earth for more stitchery.

Bird Stitchery #6: Stitching in a Forest

If a tree is stitched in the forest, does it make a sound? I don’t know. But I do know that these tiny trees on the horizon of our bird quilt desperately need stitching. First a quick Straight Stitch  with a size 12 Aquamarine pearl cotton thread across the tree trunks livens up our design.

Now we outline the conifers with a Running Stitch in an orange size 12 to lift them off the background. Then add French Knots down the left side for that whimsical look so necessary for a tilting tree.

At last our small forest is stitched. Funny, these are exact replicas of the pine trees in my back yard! Stay tuned tomorrow and I’ll show you the sunrise at my house.

Bird Stitchery #6: Stitching in a Forest

If a tree is stitched in the forest, does it make a sound? I don’t know. But I do know that these tiny trees on the horizon of our bird quilt desperately need stitching. First a quick Straight Stitch  with a size 12 Aquamarine pearl cotton thread across the tree trunks livens up our design.

Now we outline the conifers with a Running Stitch in an orange size 12 to lift them off the background. Then add French Knots down the left side for that whimsical look so necessary for a tilting tree.

At last our small forest is stitched. Funny, these are exact replicas of the pine trees in my back yard! Stay tuned tomorrow and I’ll show you the sunrise at my house.

Bird Stitchery #5: The Bird Gets Eye Makeup

Our little bird’s eye could use a little eyeliner to bring out the intensity of his sultry gaze. Like surgery, it’s a delicate operation. Carefully, I place an Outline Stitch around his eye. We are both very nervous. Using a Black Orchid size 12 thread and a skinny size 5 embroidery needle the task is finally complete.

Whew! Glad that’s over!

Here is our little blue bird in all his glory floating through the air graceful as an overfed whale. Stay tuned tomorrow when we encounter a less sensitive topic, trees.

Bird Stitchery #5: The Bird Gets Eye Makeup

Our little bird’s eye could use a little eyeliner to bring out the intensity of his sultry gaze. Like surgery, it’s a delicate operation. Carefully, I place an Outline Stitch around his eye. We are both very nervous. Using a Black Orchid size 12 thread and a skinny size 5 embroidery needle the task is finally complete.

Whew! Glad that’s over!

Here is our little blue bird in all his glory floating through the air graceful as an overfed whale. Stay tuned tomorrow when we encounter a less sensitive topic, trees.