I decided to give you another corner

Hi this is Pat Sloan! This Part 8 of Meadow Breeze, a 9 part Mystery Quilt!!  The quilt is both applique and pieced and finished to a 36″ square.I decided to give you another corner and next time we’ll finish up the hoop pieces and the last corner.. are you excited we are ALMOST done!Put your photos at our flickr file…the only way to win that thread box is to have the whole top done, and you still have time to join in http://www.flickr.com/groups/1366594@N23/

Here is the top right corner.. a sweet hummingbird!

I want to show you how I decide which fabrics to use at this point. I have the quilt so far (down below) on my design wall. And I’m working fabric placement for the Hummingbird block ..

another option.. still with polka dot wings

I want to use the polka dot but not for wings…

mmm… not sure this is it yet

Success! I like this opition

To keep track of my shapes i put them on the fabrics like this

TIP – The beak is so small I do not cut it out until I am ready to fuse. I fused all the other shapes first, then did the beak. I also trimmed it a bit as my hummingbird was kind of close to the flower!

I’ll be hand stitching these lines with Aurifil 12 wt. You could do it with a double 40 wt.

Remember to use your knee lift on the circles.. it’s your third hand!

Here is a close up of a corner.. because I know you like seeing them!

I did a straight stitch for the beak. I did NOT do a locking stitch at the stop or start as the beak is SO skinny.

Pull your threads to the back and tie a knot.. nice and clean this way.

All the blocks so far!

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CLICK HERE To download the PDF pattern

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If you are not familiar with this fusible method, see my book ‘Learn to applique’ for how I do fusible and keep the shapes as soft as possible by cutting away.. plus it’s economical as you don’t waste fusible!

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