I’ve been making some progress. I completed the basic embroidery, fixed the spots that didn’t quite work in the hoop computerized embroidery, and even sewed the thin vines using free motion bobbin embroidery in number 8 Perle Cotton. Here’s a picture:
Sew next I started testing out the applique methods. Here’s my first test–stitched raw edge applique using Bernina’s single blanket/applique stitch set at 1.5 width and 1.5 length, The blue thread is Superior Rainbow, and the Black is Superior Bottom Line. Wing details and the like would be quilted in, and the eye would be a bead. I put some items in the picture so you can see how really small the bird is. For some reason close-up photos like this don’t show the nice sheen that the silk dupioni and the Radiance has, but you can get the idea I think.
Sew Happy Everyone! 🙂