Hen Rietta, 39″ x 39″, Vermont, 2022

To get myself back into appliqué work, I decided to create a quilt in memory of an old friend who has passed away. This will be my kitchen quilt, featuring an exquisite French Bresse hen named after my dear friend Henrietta Dickison. I started it in September 2021.

This is based on a pattern by Laura Heine which I re-drew, fusible web appliqué. Not finished yet, I got sidetracked by EPP, but I’ll get back on it soon. On the left is my re-draw of the pattern, the center image is a photo of the actual bird I’m trying to create, and on the right is the state of it right now.

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