Make the striking red and black version of this heron or choose the softer setting of a sunset background. This Wading Heron can be made beautifully either way - the pattern includes templates for both a heavier black-edged heron and a softer satin stitch look. It also includes three border options along with various size options. Make the full version 25" x 12" or either of the smaller versions of 12" x 14" or 12" square.
Pattern includes full-sized templates for both applique versions and quilting (cattail design and water ripples) with other suggested quilting ideas.
Fabric Amounts for various parts:
White or light: 12-1/2" x 14-1/2" (background)
Red: 4" x 7" (wing and head)
Black: 9" x 9" (body)
Gray: 2" x 6" (water)
Note: White area of bird is background fabric but not cut separately. Include an additional 9" square if using a different fabric
Sunset or Gray Version:
Hand-dyed sunrise/sunset or other fabric: 12-1/2" x 14-1/2" (background)
Dark gray: 3" x 3" (eye and wing accent)
Med gray: 9" x 9" (body)
Light gray: 4" x 7" (wing)
Upper and Lower Border options
Option 1: Single fabric - 1 fat quarter
Option 2: Squares - mixed fabrics equal to 1 fat quarter
Option 3: Squares on point - mixed fabrics equal to 1/3 yd fabric
Batting & Backing Fabric
27" x 14", 16" x 14" or 14" x 14"
Binding Fabric 1/8 yd
Other requirements: Thread & a small amount of fusible web or fabric glue, plus general quilting supplies including a rotary cutter, scissors, sewing machine, etc…
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