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Bird on the Wing (detail)

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Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts taught by Laura Wasilowski

Step away from your sewing machine and cut straight (or wonky) to the fun of creating fused art quilts with hand-stitched embellishments. Laura Wasilowski will show you how!

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical
Laura Wasilowski on

What materials did you use? Hand-dyed fabrics and threads

Laura Wasilowski on

Thanks so much for posting your completed projects and detail of bird. I missed the directions for the outline stitch for bird; looks like you used what i call a stem stitch; i used what I call a backstitch, i think you call it a straight stitch. A picture is worth a 1000 words. Thanks. I also used 3 strands of floss which appears to be thicker then the pearl cotton threads you recommend. I need to buy the pearl cotton threads to determine # of strands to use. Loved the Pistil Stitch and Sheaf Stitch. So fun!

01/28/2013 Flag
hjs on hjs

The Stem Stitch, Outline Stitch, and Back Stitch are very similar and any one of them would work to outline the Bird's body. The Straight Stitch is used just on the tips of his tail to make a few lines.

01/29/2013 Flag

Superior work!! A+++++ Love the straight stitching, Sweetie- hope your spreading your love around! You can see the hours this took to complete, but I bet the finished project was fantastic. Awesome job!

01/29/2013 Flag

It was fun! Thanks for stopping by!

01/29/2013 Flag

Thanks to hjs for suggesting that I post a close up image of the Bird on the Wing. This way we can all see the different stitches used to bring the little bird to life. Please post images of your bird quilts too!

01/29/2013 Flag

LOVE your birds!!

03/13/2013 Flag

Me too! Birds are such beautiful creatures.

03/19/2013 Flag

Really sweet! Beautiful embellishments.

07/29/2013 Flag

Thank you!

06/22/2015 Flag