Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hand Applique Needleturn Red Cardinal Bird

This is a block that I needleturn appliqued a few months ago. I'm just not sure of which type project to use it in. I would love to have your VOTE. (see the upper left side of my blog to vote)
Would it look great on the flap of a messenger bag?

Should I make a mini quilt with it?
Should I applique it to a tote bag?

Can you notice the difference in the color of the wing and the birds' body??
I guess I'm full of questions on this one.


  1. I voted! I think it would be nice on any of those projects, though:)

  2. I vote that you make three more with two of them reversed and create a quilt around the four set as a medallion. If I were to make it I'd piece the background with some shades of blue and green - tree and sky and maybe even incorporate a tree branch that it's sitting on.

    Or not. Just turn it into a bag.

    Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  3. Thanks for the comments ladies.

    Marlaine, I have printed out another template, couldn't find the previous one, and will get my applique fingers ready, and do three more birds.

    I have created a rough sketch based on some of your suggestions. I can't wait to see this one come to fruition. Many thanks. Edna

  4. Oh, and thanks everyone for your votes. Please note that it's still possible to vote, those who'd like to, through Nov 11, 2009.

  5. I think Marlains idea is perfect!

  6. Thanks Rose. I will begin to applique my second block tonight or tomorrow. Oh that TWITTER thing.