This lanky legged birds is still so elegant. Create this bird to so that you can see him any time of the year.
Applique Size: 20" x 24"
The heavy lines, for the wispy feathers, are embroidery applique lines. Do Not Cut Out! Unless you want more pieces. :)
The black pupil in the center of his eye is to be stitched with black thread.
Cut your background fabric to approx. 21”x 25” first. This is the fabric you will put all of the other pieces on top of. Then cut and place the all of the heron and grass pieces on top of the background.
Once your applique pieces are fused to the background, stitch with a straight stitch around each piece with matching thread. Last, stitch the wispy feathers with a satin or heavy stitch. The top head feathers in dark blue and the belly feathers in gray or cream.
Trim to square, then add a 2” border. Add batting and backing and quilt as desired.