Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Progress, at last!

I've been away from home for a couple of weeks, I had a sudden trip to England for family reasons.
All I had room for in my suitcase was a cross stitch picture I've been working on for years. On the plus side, it's almost finished!

You know you are pining when you start dreaming about buying fabric!

Now I'm home, and since I'm jet lagged, I've moved on with my WIPs.

Today I finished my Neapolitan top. I've ordered fabric for backing, so there will be a wait until it comes.

It's big, there are two people holding it! Wonder how I should quilt it? I'm kind of thinking of diagonal lines.

Shooting Star is back from being basted.

Quilting this is my next job. I thought I would start by outline quilting all the biggest stars, both inside and outside the seam and then go from there. What would you do?

Here's the back:

The lines are basting that the long armer put there for me. I hope it won't be too hard to pick out.
The fabric is colourful little trees, by Laurel Burch. I think I had 7 yards of that and it wasn't enough. The center panel is Kona with pieces of Kaffe clouds inserted.
Nature theme!

So far I really like the way it is looking.

Linking to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Taryn is guest blogger today, and there are loads of great projects to drool over!

Till next time,