Inking a Goose…

Just when I thought I was almost finished the first border of Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore”, I realized I still had some circles to do and a bit of embroidery.  A couple of years ago, I took a class from Pearl Pereira, and I learned this nifty way of making circles is that class.

First, I ironed 3 sheets of freezer paper together.  Next, I used a 1/2″ punch used for scrapbooking.


I cut out out a bunch of perfectly shaped circles in no time!  Then, I prepped them just like I would prep any other piece.






So, once I stitched all the circles in place, I embroidered the stems using 2 strands of embroidery floss.  Sweet!


I finally worked up enough courage to do the inking on the goose.  This is the block I worked on in Rita’s class at TESAA.  One of the many skills that Rita teaches is how to ink fine details with a Micron pen and then smudge the lines with a  Clover eraser pen.  Here is a pic of the goose before inking…


and after!DSCN5426

Til next time….



14 thoughts on “Inking a Goose…

  1. I get so excited every time I see you have posted because I know I am going to learn something new and see some great photos of your work.

  2. Wow, that really adds to that goose. I would love to see your process also. No coffee the morning you got your courage up I bet 🙂

  3. Great goose. I have to try this on a scrap of paper. I also make circles the same way, only I have used only 2 layers of freezer paper; but now I will try 3. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Your blog post title caught my eye. Had to see what “inking a goose” meant. What a difference the inking made. I would never have thought of smudging the lines.

  5. I was wondering if you embroidered before or after you ‘wash’ your blocks and as I see here
    you do it during. Just what I needed to know. I need to embroider some little stems to some tiny circles too. This is my first time to embroider and I was unsure but you answered my questions on how many strands to use too. Thanks so much!
    I soooooo want to do this quilt one day myself and I know it is quite an undertaking. Yours is fabulous!!!!

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