Design Wall Monday--Labor Day
Happy Labor Day! On my Design Floor is the latest squirrel project, which I am making for my friend and manicurist's daughter, who is off to college this week in another state. She's the only girl in the family, and Mom will miss her bunches.
Moda Love Layer Cake pattern, free here. I think there were a couple more changes after I took this pic, but you have to stop the switcheroo game somewhere. This is a big quilt, 72" square finished. I used fat quarters and yardage, not having a Layer Cake.
I used my favorite new Hera tool to mark the center diagonal on the 10" squares for the HSTs before stitching. The rows are now all gathered up into pinned stacks and, since the temperature has dropped almost to match the humidity as of today, I will be stitching. Yesterday, while drooping under the fans in the 89 degrees inside of our un-airconditioned house, it was all I could manage just to do some hand stitching.
I had previously wound satin 1/2" ribbon on the hoop of a cross-stitch, which I had never tried before. It is not perfectly done, but I like the look. It has sat waiting for the back to be finished for the past month.
A circle of yellow wool felt got stitched on the back with perle cotton--sorry, no pics of that--and I'll add a piece of ribbon to hang it from. Love this Lizzie Kate pattern. I have put off starting a new cross-stitch project until finishing this one. Silly what rules one makes up for oneself!
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