InstructionsHi, this is a Micheal Miller panel from his fairy series. The name of this one is " Apple blossom fairies". The two children in the middle looked so much like my babies when they were little I had to get it. I have always envied knitters who could carry a project with them. This seemed to be an opportunity for me to do the same. The image is outlined in a thin black line. I tried my hand at "hand ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Traditional, Victorian / Steampunk, Retro / Vintage, Classic
100 % cotton fabric, 3M Thinsulate batting
What was your inspiration?
The image caught me... I knew exactly what I wanted as soon as I saw the panel. I also wanted a project that I could hand quilt without being embarrassed by my less (lol) than perfect stitching.
What are you most proud of?
As it turns out.. my hand stitching. I made a lot of progress with the uniformity of the stitching. (very easy to see if you flip it since I used black thread!...oops) I knew it would be mine.. all mine.. so I relaxed and just had fun. It saw me through some rough times and gave me something to focus on.
I took it every where with me... and it sparked many a conversation. Even a high five from a knitter ..lol when I said, " ME!" in response to her question "Who are you making it for?"
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Once again... let the fabric talk to your creative soul. If the fabric moves you...you will enjoy the project. Unless you will be snow bound for 3 months... this type of project is a long term one. I set the difficulty level high because my panel was very intricate and required a lot of stitching. Once again I shared it as a guide , you can make it as simple as a single flower.
It all starts with one stitch...lol.. and ends with one as well. Take the leap...hand quilting wasn't so scary after all! Enjoy