Friday, 5 August 2016

A Year Ago

A year ago I finished this lap quilt for my daughter. I designed it to fit round the centre panel I found.

She has Aspergers and is an avid reader, having read The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings whilst in junior school. When she went to senior school she was mentored by the Librarian who encouraged her to read different genres. Which she did with great gusto, one of her most favourite books then and still now is 'Memoirs of a Geisha'.

So when I found this panel you can understand why I grabbed it with both hands.

I hand stitched with gold thread all around the Geisha Girl, which was a challenge as, gold thread is awful!

I sewed in the ditch on the straight red strips and then hand sewed inside the grey panels to finish off.

This was the first 'hand sewing I had done for a while, I enjoyed it so much that I now do lots of embroidery.

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