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…
Til next time….
14 thoughts on “Inking a Goose…”
Thanks for sharing your great way of preparing circles. the goose looks great!
Great job on your goose! The inking looks wonderful now.:)
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.
Can you show how you did the inking?
Kerry, that goose looks AmAzing!! You’ve done an excellent job with that!! Don’t know why you were so worried!
Wow! Kerry, that is fantastic!
I always learn something from reading other people’s blogs. Love the punch out 1/2 inch circles using a paper punch. And love the inking! Thanks so much for sharing!
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 🙂
Never heard of that before and it looks gorgeous.
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.
What a great tip, thanks for sharing! Oh and your blocks looks beautiful too,
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.
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!!!!