I have hand stitched the tulips, fruit, birds and kitty to the borders of Garden Baskets.
A little detail has been added, too.
There are a billion buds and leaves to stitch to the borders. That is going to take some time.
My Step-Mom gave me a small pack of fat quarters recently, and asked if I would make an Iris wall-hanging for her.
She has never asked me for anything, so I am delighted to take on this project!
I chose a hand-dyed piece of fabric (one that I dyed several years ago) that I thought would work well for the background. I also found a free coloring page for inspiration.
I have a tracing paper overlay and I am using Steam-A-Seam 2. I like Steam-A-Seam 2 because it allows me to reposition pieces until I am ready to press them permanently into place.
I am using a mix of hand-dyes, the fat quarters that my Step-Mom gave me, and a few prints that I have in my stash.
I am liking how it looks!
It will be ready for thread painting soon. However, Betty Boop is still in the hospital (it has been a month now). It seems that replacement parts are hard to get. So I guess the Iris will stay on the design wall for a while and it is back to leaves and buds for the Garden Basket quilt for me.