Bluebird of Happiness - Coat - Part XXXIV
The Prismacolor Pencils
I showed the Prismacolor pencils in a Parting Shot a couple of weeks ago, and now it is time to show you what I'm doing with them for BOH. The coat is very, very close to being complete, but still needs a little work on the insides.
In case you haven't noticed, there are no actual bluebirds on the outside of the coat. The coat is blue, but there are no birds, just quilted feathers. Now, I couldn't do a bluebird ensemble without the bluebirds, so I drew a few bluebirds:
Where are they going? Inside the coat of course, as appliques. I always like to put a little something interesting on the inside of my garments, too, so like American Beauty had roses, and Midnight Garden had crickets, BOH will have bluebirds.
The only problem with the bluebirds, is that in regular fabric they are rather boring, and the pieces are so small, some of the details can not be done in fabric in a way that I'm happy with for this project. The drawings have to be adapted for applique, and sometimes that means losing some of the very tiny details. That's where the colored pencils come in. I am using the colored pencils to provide some of the extra details for the birds.
Take a look at this little birdie. He's not very exciting, and doesn't even have an eye or legs!
With some colored pencils and a bead and sequin, he's got an eye, feathers and legs.
This little birdie got details and a nest, too, although she is not quite done:
I think the coat will be done in the next few days!
Parting Shot: Quilt Square. The children are working on a small wall hanging sized quilt. Here is one of the squares that my son made. There will be more of this quilt to come!