I have had a few questions about how I did the really little feathers on top of the birds head so I put together a little tutorial for you on that. They are individual pieces and very small so I used my perfect petal technique to get those pressed. Seriously, there is a limit to how many times I want to burn my fingers and pressing those the normal way could be dangerous. For those of you getting creeped out by the lack of eyes...something on that is coming soon...I can't decide between beads and french knots...any ideas?
After you make your template trace it onto the back side of you fabric and cut it out.
Using a very small running stitch sew around the seam allowance.
Place your tiny feather on a pressing surface.
Gather the start and stop points under one finger and pull the thread.
Dab with some starch and press.
Remove the template and tad a now you have a tiny little bird feather. I added this to my pre-assembled bird after I had attached the whole bird to the background fabric. I just tucked these tiny feathers in until I like how they looked and glued. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of that step but I will try to remember next time.
Have a nice weekend everyone…be sure to visit next week for some piecing fun and a give-away.