Mar 20, 2013

Feet First

 Today I began the owl.  First it is his feet...the furthest from the forefront.
I build them on my teflon sheet.

 Once I trim them they are placed in the right position using my tracing paper sketch as a guide, and fused in place.

 Then I take them to my machine and quilt them.

Results !   Pretty good even if they look funny all by themselves. 

7 comments:

Sande said...

The change from the feet lying in place to quilted on is quite amazing. They look feathery and furry once quilted in place. I think I read that you use steam a seam lite. If you don't mind, I have 2 questions about it. Does it make the quilt stiff, and do you have any trouble with it losing it's tackiness if it sits unused for a while? I had some once and after it sat for a while I had a lot of trouble using it. But then the way you make quilts maybe it never sits unused long enough...

WoolenSails said...

I really like how you take the time to cut each piece out to make the feathering for his feet, it really makes a difference between bring him to life and a cut out of an owl.

Debbie

Gail Pierce said...

no wonder you get such great detail! Love watching you build the owl.

Robbie said...

They don't look "funny" at all!!! Wonderful!!! Can't wait for the next owl!

Kay said...

I don't remember such a detailed post about your technique before, so this was interesting. Thanks. I've never used the Teflon sheet approach before. Does parchment paper work too?

We got snow too. What a lousy March this has been.

Rian said...

You've got a lot of great textures going there. I am enjoying watching this come together. Great stuff!

Debra Spincic said...

Pretty good? I think better than pretty good!

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