Group Stitch-a-long continues
Not a lot has happened with my SAL projects…..
I can’t believe another three weeks has flown by! And the elephant I was going to be continuing on with for this SAL still hasn’t made it out of the box. I’m going to ‘blame’ it on holidays and other projects….
So, I’m going to cheat a little bit, and show you the remainder of the piece I shared last time. It’s the piece I’m stitching with my crafty group as a gift for one of our number who is leaving.
I’ve now received back all the squares, and it’s almost finished! Hasn’t everyone done a lovely job?!
So here are the four quarters.
The ball of wool
I had to make a decision on the ball of wool, and how exactly I was going to make it.
I settled upon three layers of felt padding, and then just using straight stitches over it. I’ve allowed some of the felt to still show through, as I thought that was a nice effect. Once I’ve sewn all the pieces together, I will then pop a bit of wool in the cat’s hand, and trail it off the bottom of the ball of wool. In my head, this will work. Time will tell!
For a bit of bling…
To add just a little bit of sparkle, I decided to add in steam on the tea cup using a metallic thread. I was conscious of not adding in another colour, but I thought this finished it off nicely.
So to finish….
It really shouldn’t take long once I get the sewing machine out! I just need to stitch the quarters together to make a whole. I’ll then add the final touches to the wool and the cat, and it will be time to mount it!
I’m a little concerned about mounting something that is stitched together – I’m not sure how well the different quarters are going to hold together. I’ll double (or maybe triple) stitch the hems, and hopefully that will be enough to withstand the mounting process.
Join the others!
I’m sorry I still don’t have the elephant to show you, but a few of you mentioned you would like to see this project again, so maybe it’s a good thing!
Do make sure you head over and see what everyone else has been up to! We are also a growing group, so a big welcome to our two new participants, Heidi and Connie . Everyone is working on different projects on the whole, so it is always a feast seeing what everyone else has been up to.