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Northern Cardinal (Female) Applique Bloc


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  • Applique|Embroidery

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Having designed all the state birds which are usually pictured as the male of the species, I decided to start designing some female birds. I started with my favorite bird, the cardinal. I used the painting I did of the cardinals for my sketch. The tote bag in one of the pictures is a new design that will be available soon for free on my Craftsy page. Keep an eye out for it with a pieced 8" square. Any of my 8" patterns will fit in that tote bag pattern. It was hard to find the exact fabric for this bird so I decided to use lighter pink and color it with Fabrico fabric pens to get the right color and also to add some 3-dimensional effect to the bird. If you find the 'right' fabrics you can decide to skip the fabric pen steps. Please visit my website if you need a tutorial on back baste applique. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic Applique Skills Basic Embroidery Skills

Supplies Needed

  • Plastic Template
  • One 7" square brown fabric for tree branch
  • One 7" square light creamy white fabric for bird head

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Alexa's World
Alexandra Henry is an award winning needle artist. She has been quilting, drawing, painting, and sewing since childhood. Alexandra is a free lance graphic artist/designer. Please visit Alexandra's website Free downloads of quilt and needlework tutorials are there.