... or go back to paper, nice, easy paper....I can finish a paper CJ entry in 1-2 days, these fabric ones take 2-3 WEEKS!
But that does mean a lovely feeling of satisfaction once it is finally done
just like that :)
It didn't help that I decided to do this one entirely by hand not machine, but I figured I needed the practice if I am ever going to speed up....
This is an 8x8" quiltie for Wisher's book.
It started with the harlequin pattern which I embroidered in very sparkly gold thread on black cotton fabric with a music print, and then I built the rest around it in a similarly regal stylee.
Very unusual colours for me but I like how it (eventually!) came together
My by-hand zigzag stitch is painful to look at, it looks like I was drunk when I did it lol
In my defence though, it is really difficult to get a little tiny needle to come up through loads of layers of fabric, batting, and heat-and-bond, and actually emerge where you wanted it to!
Playing with Fire
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