I taped two pieces of vellum together, in fact they are, what we call A3 size in Australia and "legal" in the USA.
I then drew the design I required on the vellum tracing paper with a pencil.
I made drawings on paper and reversed them ready to create the applique patterns.
From these images I assembled the applique birds and the branches. I decided to make them all the same color with just a little texture on the wings. In fact, I sandwiched the quilt before I actually added the bird applique.
Next stage were the birds….. Now the beak is a little fragile and quite small…. So I completed the beak first, ironed it to a teflon applique mat and then added the rest of the body of the bird….it's much easier.
Once the applique is cool, you can peel it off the applique sheet and iron it to the quilt…. the glue will still be on the back of the applique.
So this is as far as I got before my friends arrived this morning. I had a workshop here today so it's been busy but invigorating working on our project….. trust me, it's something special.