Block 43 of 368
So after the birdies in block 42 I had the nagging thought of a line of birds on the power lines. And voila, this block.
For obvious reasons the first consideration was how to put a flock of birds on a 4 inch block. So for these wee black birds I chose a black fabric and a fusable interfacing. I set the interfacing over a 1 inch grid and pencil sketched my bird shapes keeping it under 1 inch each. Due to the hand drawing each birdie is slightly different. Then I ironed my outlines in the back of my chosen fabric - except one that I reversed both the bird direction and the side of the fabric for variety. Cut out carefully with sharp embroidery scissors.
At this time I put my quilt sandwich together. I quilted the illusion of a power pole and lines. Then I quickly laid out the birds til I liked the placement. At that time using a simple craft glue stick I glued the birds to the background. Then a careful raw edge straight stitch I sewed the birds down. Voila! Simple, but I really like it. The second picture gives an idea of how tiny the birds really are!