I had originally planned to work the applique by hand but I faced up to the fact that I would probably struggle to find the time. I wanted the little quilt fairly quickly so took the option of working the applique by machine.
It's been a while since I did blanket stitch applique on my machine and it took me a few false starts to perfect my technique.
I plan to use black thread on all the shapes and hopefully it won't take me too long.
I've been trying to use up my stash before buying other fabric but the temptation was a bit too great the other day and I found myself in the quilt shop 'just looking'.
The colours are nice and fresh and the birds remind me of spring/summer.
At the moment in our yard we have lots of lovely noisey birds that have found their way back after winter. (where did they go - wish I could ask them.)
They really brighten up the day.
Until next time