My goal for February for A Lovely Year of Finishes is to complete something started in July 2011.
I took a class with Suzanne Marshall, A Wacky Bird Using Take-Away Applique.
Her method of applique ensures that all the pieces fit together, without marking the background
or using an overlay. By starting with the pattern on plain notebook paper,
you can also control the direction of the fabric grain. She recommends outline stitching
with embroidery floss after hand-appliqueing the pieces in place. This further defines the image.
My goal for February is to finish the applique on this small block,
embroider around the applique pieces, put a border on it, quilt it and bind it.
Whew! That's a lot of steps. Better get to work!