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Feb 8, 2017

Mini Wednesday

As I mentioned last week, I am revisiting our Armed Forces as a salute to them.  This week I took on the Air Force emblem.
I searched Google images and came up with one I thought I could handle. I enlarged it 135% as I'll need each block to be about 14" square.
Next came one of the best parts.....choosing fabric. As you can see, I've chosen several but will probably add more to the mix.
Tackling the design piece by piece so that the design doesn't get overwhelming is very important.

The eagle is a favorite bird of prey of mine.
The Air Force was formed as a separate branch of the military September 1947.  

Looking good so far.
The cloud area which will appear behind the eagle.

This part was intense because of all the tiny pieces. I used black Sharpie to outline the head and claws of the eagle.

The motto of the Air Force: Aim High....Fly-Fight-Win

It always amazes me to see everything coming together. Taking photos helps to see mistakes/progress.

It's a bit hard to see but I've used the Sharpie to write in United States of America. It would have been very difficult to use fabric lettering for that part.

All done except for the quilting part. 14ish inches is the finished size at this point.


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh thank you! I saw those small letters and thought dang how did she do those little letters!
Of course since I am a bird person I love your eagle. This is another great component to this piece.
xx, Carol

Gene Black said...

Great job. Doing any of those letters would be too fiddly for me.

Needled Mom said...

I was wondering how you did those letters as I was reading. The Sharpie is a great idea. Will they fade out over time? That looks beautiful. Great job.

Angie in SoCal said...

You are amazing. Thank you so much for this process post.


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