I like to work big. My quilts generally measure 51x51 - which to me is large. I thought it would be fun to make something smaller. These sweet pieces measure 3x3.
Here's what I did:
"painted" with water soluble crayons; sandwiched with light weight batt and cotton backing; draw a quick sketch of a fanciful bird (a gel pen works best); free motion stitch with black thread
fill in the blanks with colorful threads; (Lutradur is stable enough that I do not use a hoop to stitch)
enhance with beads, buttons, etc.; cut down to size; zigzag stitch thin rattail around edges
apply black gesso to top edges and sides of 3x3 framed canvas
tie knots in the ends of rattail and staple (heavy duty stapler) to top back of frame
Use matte gel medium to adhere fabric square to canvas frame
I'm keeping one for myself and gifting the other to a dear friend for her birthday.