Sunday, 31 March 2019

Row, row, row your boat [A Finish}

I was on a roll this month with Finish Along finishes. This is one that has been my list for a while but without much of a plan. A few years back I made a similar cushion for Mia, with the word for "Twinkle, twinkle, little star" on, as this seemed to be her favourite nursery rhyme when she was little. I'd share a picture of it here, but it is well-loved and in desperate need of a wash... I knew I wanted to make one for Jess, and in the future I will make one for Josh. It was very clear that Jess's nursery rhyme of choice was row, row, row your boat, and we had so many variations... one for every member of the family, few complimentary! More for our entertainment that hers to be honest. But the version with the crocodile was a favourite.

So I can't tell you how pleased I was to find a pink (her favourite colour) crocodile print fabric. And even better it was on sale! I have no idea what range or make it is, as the piece I got didn't have that information on the selvage... Jess then picked out the fabrics for the front. I then edited her choice, which was very heavy on the pink. Interestingly she likes quite a light, baby pink over hot pinks. I also added the green to tie it in to the backing.

I wrote out the embroidery on paper before transferring to the fabric - just freehand. You always hope you spell it right when you do that! I embroidered them in Finca perle 16w, through both the front and the wadding, then added a couple of lines of hand quilting.

Another finish along finish. You can find my original list here.

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1 comment:

CapitolaQuilter said...

What a great tip on how to embroidery. Looks wonderful. On behalf of the 2019 FAL Hosts, congratulations on your first quarter finish and thanks for participating