InstructionsI drafted a simple outline of my project on butcher paper the size of my intended project. I used various photos as a guide combined with observations for the Raven. Fabric scraps from my considerable stash were used.
I transfered the pattern parts into a fusible material to I temporarily glue them into place for machine appliqued. A small black bead makes his eye.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Outdoorsy, Traditional, Casual, Whimsical
Cotton fabrics and basic quilting supplies
What was your inspiration?
Raven are common to our area of Interior Alaska and they are interesting birds and make great subjects for photography and quilting. The raven is a spiritual bird and is revered by the Native Peoples who like in the area.
I have often had a Raven follow me on my walks. He (or she) will fly from tree to tree keeping pace with me and the whole time loudly telling me something I don't quilt understand.
When they are agitated they will ruffle their feather like this fellow. He may just be cussing out a squirrel here.
They are also tricksters; teasing pets and they have been known to steal the bright objects and even the rubbers out of windshield wipers in the winter.
What are you most proud of?
This project actually turned out as I had pictured in my mind.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Quilt what you know and observe and most of all, as always, have fun.