Susan inherited a lot of unfinished quilt tops and a lot more fabric and other quilting supplies from her dad and step-mother when her dad passed away. I suspect Susan is a “finisher” and just wants all the unfinished quilt tops to be finished, useful and used. I used to be a finisher, too, and would like to get back to that. But, lately, the ideas have been coming in so fast I can’t keep up with them.
So, here is a set of cranes that Susan inherited. The applique is raw-edge applique, but not even sewn onto the background fabric. I wonder how her dad or step-mother cut out the birds with such precision.
This was a no-brainer for me. I tend to draw with threads on quilts, so I basically just repeated what was already in the picture and added a few touches to make them stand out.
The birds got feathers and I added a marsh with cattails. That big circle behind the bird’s head is supposed to be a sun or moon.
I like to take pictures with the sun coming in from the side, but I’m finding I have a problem with glare. This next picture has that glare, but it shows the whole quilt with the quilting texture.
I didn’t get a similar shot of the other quilt. My guess is the glare from this one scared me off. So, here’s a shot of the marsh pond with all the tall grass around it. I added birds flying off at the top of this one, and I didn’t get pictures of those either. :\
These were a lot of fun to draw on and, hopefully, will look good on Susan’s walls.