That is the question. I don’t want a little birdie on every pillow cover but it’s a simple shape and focal point.
I started this pillow cover yesterday by creating a sketch then tracing the shapes onto fusible paper. After fusing paper to the fabric I placed and ironed the base pieces and used a blanket stitch to secure them to the background fabric.
I wanted the applique to pop so I fused all the other pieces to batting them used spray to adhere them to the composition and blanket stitched around those.
I thought about free motion quilting a modified square motif and practiced on a scrap but didn’t like the results so stuck with the tried and true swirly daisies. I think I’ll practice some feathers and pebbles tomorrow.
When I showed DH, he said “Cool, a T.V. Tree!”.