Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Bird's Eyes at Baltimore On The Prairie

We just returned home from teaching applique at Baltimore on the Prairie in Nebraska City, NE. The cherry bird block from my Baltimore Garden Quilt book was one of the workshops.

It is always fun to see the different fabrics students choose, especially for bird’s eyes.

Small flowers are a great choice for bird eyes.

Circles and polka dots are great choices, if they are not too small to sew.

Edie also used a polka dot.

This bird’s blue eye was cut from the same fabric as the wing, to match, and check out those fancy bird legs!

A red eye, cut from a flower print, and a carefully placed polka dot stripe gave this bird fancy legs!

And who would imagine that this fancy floral print would make fabulous bird eyes? Angela from Ireland, that’s who!

For tips on sewing small bird’s eyes, visit this blog post: Applique a Tiny Bird's Eye.

Hope to see you all again in September 2017 at Baltimore on the Prairie.

Keep Stitching!
Barbara M. Burnham

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  1. Beautiful samples of student's work!
    I'm sure it was a fabulous class/workshop.
    Thank you for sharing your bird's eye tutorial link, it's wonderful!

  2. I enjoyed seeing samples of what the student's selected for bird eyes. I will be on the lookout for a variety of prints that could be used that way.


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