This is the second quilt I made over the winter months, most of it sewn by hand. My sewing machines are all kept in my small sewing-room/box-room, and really its just far too cold at the moment to sit through there, so here I am hand-sewing because its warmer through here!

Again this design was inspired by the designs in the new book I bought, ‘Stitched Textiles: Birds’, by Rachel Sumner. In this one I applied my own design, using appliqué techniques, and various hand-stitching.

I had been attracted to the book by the bird designs, maybe looking forward to the return of the summer inspired me, and an escape from the dismal winter.

A great website for an A-Z of hand-stitching is Sarahs Hand Embroidery.
http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org

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