|Observations on a Chickadee|
25" x 25"
I tried my hand at machine reverse applique on this. I could have used fusing but I didn't think I would like the raw-edge look for this piece and I am not sure I would have liked the look of satin stitching around the edges either. The gray stitching around each curve just about disappears so I think it worked out all right.
I quilted the background heavily, but I am now thinking I may take some out to make some islands of nonquilting. I have been facing a lot of my most recent quilts but this one seemed to need a binding.
For a while I thought I like this orientation better:
but then went back to my original orientation with the "bird" "flying" toward the upper right corner.
This quilt is dedicated to Carol Schwartz, who loved the birds of these north central Pennsylvania hills, and to all those living through nature-made and human-made devastation.
And, if you are still reading, thanks for the company. No green in this quilt but Happy St. Patrick's Day anyway!