The first is my Two Owls piece. Sylvia Pippen has a series of panels to make Chinese Birds. This owl piece is my first one. I'm starting on the doves next. I don't know how many different birds she'll have in the series. I'll just keep making them and figure out what to do with them when they're all done.
The owls are done on Moda Marble fabric with traditional Sashiko thread. I just love these little guys. I think I need to put them up on my design wall so I can look at them often. They make me smile.
The next project will take a little longer. It's a quilt with 16 sashiko background blocks and 9 blocks that combine hand applique flowers with sashiko stems and leaves. I'm starting with the 16 background blocks. Here are the first 4: