The good news is that I have now finished the project I had planned for this piece of patchwork and I am really pleased with the result.
Here's a few "in progress" photos ...
The backing - nicely ironed and ready for embellishment
Trying to work out the best placement of my hare
(who is already mark#2 as the first one was too pale!)
Hare's positioning chosen ...
I must tell you this little snippet ... I had placed the hare in place and my eldest son Luke came in. I asked him what he thought of my hare - only to have him looking intently at my head of hair!
And then to stitch the outline on the machine ... (I was so proud of this part as it went just right!)
Can you tell how proud I am of myself?! I had to take a close-up!
And then onto the background machine stitching - I wanted it quilted (there's wadding behind) so decided to do wavy lines across with little tussocks of grass at intervals ...
And finally fully lined and all sewn up into a cushion cover
Looking rather good (even if I do say so myself!)
I do love it when a plan goes well!
Mr Hare is now in situ in The Crafty Phoenix Lady unit at The Emporium in Yeovil.
Hoping (or is it hopping?!) to find a new home very soon!
(Although I must admit I'd rather like to keep him for myself...!)
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