|Photograph from the book of Gail Pan's Little Blue House Wall Hanging
and my chosen fabric
It is a really charming pattern and I had a lot of fun making it. I used some beautiful variegated silk thread which is hand dyed by Stef Francis and which, coordinated beautifully with the green/blue fabric (pictured above) that I had chosen for the border.
|Stef Francis hand dyed silk thread
I did make a very slight deviation from the pattern in Gail Pan's wonderful book as, I was eager to use that delightful green/blue fabric from my stash and, I felt that there was not quite enough contrast between it and the embroidered panel. To solve the problem, I added an extra, narrow border of blue between the two and I think it has worked well.
|My version of the 'Little Blue House' Wall Hanging
|A close up of the stitches
Here is my finished version. I am delighted with how it has turned out.
|Showing the quilting from the back
My next project is going to be the 'Redwork Tote'.
|Photograph from the book of Gail's Redwork Tote
It has another lovely embroidery to stitch and, it will be a very useful project!! I have already selected these fabrics to use for it.
|My chosen fabrics and threads
I have also chosen some fabulous red-toned Stef Francis variegated thread to use for the embroidery.
|Close up of the threads to show the fabulous colours
I have the embroidery pattern all traced out ready to go and I can't wait to get started!!
|The traced embroidery pattern on my chosen background fabric
Of course, I am not the only one participating in the Sew-a-long so, why not go and have a look at all the other beautiful finished projects over at Sunshine Quilting.