I have so many projects running simultaneously it’s crazy. So I seem to be hopping around a lot from one item to another. But it’s my goal this year to really finish every project that I start in a timely manner. No more almost finished projects or blocks hanging around. If I start it, then I will finish it or scrap it.
So that being said, I’m ALMOST finished with my reindeer embroidery project. If you’ve been following along, you’ll remember that I decided to tackle hand embroidery for the first time with a set of playful reindeer. (For info on where to find the pattern etc, check out this previous post)
I’ve finally decided, with the help of my husband…really…he helped!…that I would make these into a set of three wall hangings that I will be able to hang in the staircase of my new house next year! And I’ve finished one!
Each wall hanging has three embroidery blocks stacked in a single column. I just did a simple straight line quilting that would hold the wall hanging together but not detract from the embroidery. I think that there is enough going on without adding a bunch of quilting to this.
Backed with a star red fabric (just something I had enough yardage of to back all three wall hangings) and bound with a couple of spring green fabrics, the wall hanging is finally coming together.
I still want to add a couple of grommets to the top but I’ll do that to all three at the end to make sure I do it in the same place on all of them. That way I can hang them easily from one nail. Score. And I love the fabrics I used for the sashing too…I love Sweetwater fabrics and they had the perfect reindeer fabric out in their Christmas line this year. It was begging to be with these embroideries. Actually I realized that throughout these wall hangings I used fabric from FOUR different collections by Sweetwater: Sunkissed, Countdown to Christmas, Family Reunion, and Hometown. I had to laugh at myself for that.
So one, two, three reindeer down…and six more to go! They are just waiting to be quilted and bound!