A bird in hand: folk art projects inspired by our feathered by Renee Plains

By Renee Plains

Feathered acquaintances take fanciful flight during this varied number of 21 tasks encouraged by way of the undying attraction of people artwork. no matter if you like hand appliqu?©, rug hooking, piecework, or go sew, Liberty famous person fashion designer Ren?©e Plains bargains anything for each quilter during this booklet. integrated are six avian-embellished appliqu?© quilts and 3 pieced quilts with bird-themed blocks. when you get pleasure from making smaller scale initiatives reminiscent of pincushions, the ebook additionally gains 8 vintage-style stitching components starting from pinkeeps to stitching wallet - excellent in your stitching room or presents for fellow sewers. And Ren?©e has additionally designed 4 extra whimsical accents - a pillow and hooked rug for the house in addition to an informal tote and computing device hide to take alongside when you are at the pass. She additionally stocks her favourite appliqu?© strategies and smart assistance for making a number of the tasks pass easily.

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HOW-TO Use 1/4˝ seam allowances. TIP If you are not familiar with paper piecing, try one of the following resources: •â•‡ •â•‡ Every Quilter’s Foundation Piecing Reference Tool by Jane Hall and Dixie Haywood Carol Doak Teaches You to Paper Piece DVD 1. Make 4 copies of the triangle pattern using the foundation pattern (page 209). Paper piece the 4 triangles, adding the pieces in numerical order. Refer to the block photo (page 50) for color placement. 2. With right sides together, sew the A and B triangles to the foundation-pieced triangles to create the top half of the block.

Envy Cut 1 square 33/8˝ × 33/8˝ (D). Use 1/4˝ seam allowances. 3. Arrange the A1, A2, and A1 B strips around the center of the block. B C2 C1 4. With right sides together, sew together the A’s and B’s. If using directional fabrics for A, be sure to pay attention to which pieces are sewn together. C1 B C2 A2 D A2 C2 B C1 C1 C2 B A1 5. With right sides together, sew the center square to the upper right edge of the first segment, stopping midway with a backstitch to make a partial seam. 6. Sew the remaining segments around the center square in a clockwise direction.

Press. B 39 CHECKERS designed by Monika Wintermantel This is a great block for a bee group—each member can add her own fabrics and show her creativity by adding an appliqué. 40 MODERN BLOCKS SUPPLIES AND CUTTING Cut 20 squares 2˝ × 2˝ for the inner border. Cut 16 squares 11/4˝ × 11/4˝ for the outer corner squares. White fabric Tan fabric Cut 4 strips 2˝ × 91/2˝ for the outer border. Checkers Assorted print fabrics Fabric scraps for appliqué Paper-backed fusible web Cut 1 square 61/2˝ × 61/2˝ for the appliqué background.

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