So I finished stitching the remaining tail feathers in place on my Civil War Bride block.
Then I gave the bird’s feet and beak a bit of thought. The pieces were just too tiny and detailed to use cotton fabric to applique. I have a good selection of Ultra-Suede and found a color that I would imagine a bird’s feet and beak to be.
I cut the feet and beak pieces out of freezer paper and ironed it directly onto the Ultra-Suede. I carefully cut the pieces out and stitched them in place. I decided the pieces could use a bit more definition so I very carefully drew around the very edge of the Ultra-Suede with a brown Micron permanent marker.
The right foot has marker on it and the left one doesn’t. Can you see the difference?
And here is the finished block!
Til next time…