The other week I purchased some fat quarters and a new book. I have a project that I want to do with the fat quarters. A few things to finish first though. Extremely happy with the patchwork shop, highly recommend it. I noticed after taking this photo that a "Stock" has decided to come up in the paving, just near the blue post. Happy about that bonus plant.
I am very happy to finish this project called "Monday is Washing Day" designed by Catherine Baynes.
The design on the pocket is stitched with one strand of thread. I used DMC 517. I had a package of waffle cloth that I bought a while ago and decided to try embroidery on this. Lovely and soft to work with. I even added some beads to the bottom of the dress on the clothesline. This scene reminds me of those "Dick and Dora" books we used to read at school many years ago. Nip and Fluff must be playing somewhere else!!
I changed how the laundry bag was made a bit. The original design called for a check pattern to be used on the back, as this shows through from the cut-out shape on the front. I preferred the same material to be used so I cut a piece to just go past the cut-out and added some calico to the bottom of this piece. I then added some calico for the backing. This piece I had to join which was OK then I machine appliqued the cut-out piece from the front on the back. I didn't worry about any wadding between these two pieces because there were plenty of layers already. I then added the binding to hold it all together. A child's coat hanger was supposed to be used. I didn't have any of these so I decided to sew in a hanger on the back. Yellow/white ric-rac was used along the pocket and around the cutout shape.I found some little wooden pegs to add to the pocket.
If you are having a Christmas In July Lunch/Tea enjoy!!!!