It has been another good month for finishing up some UFOs. Of course there are plenty more where these came from, but thanks to Sew Its Finished, with Wendy and Dawn, I have been very pleased to conquer some of that growing pile of UFOs.
This scarecrow cushion was started by my daughter when she was still at school - just a few years ago (plus a few more). She did a wonderful job of the applique, and had almost finished it before handing it on to me to finish. I found it when I was cleaning out a fabric box recently, so finished it off. I think he is a cute scarecrow.
I also wonder how come I could do such neat little bullion roses then, because I cant seem to do them so well now. I have also forgotten how I did the silk ribbon roses - will have to look it up. This also has lots of french knots and beads on it, and is in such delicate colours. I am hoping to find a spot in our bedroom to hang it.
This one is hand quilted in the panel part, and the writing around the border is free motion quilted after being traced on. It is also a hard one to get the colours right in a photo - I have tried all conditions, and it just doesnt come out right.