Had a panel of trains so cut them to size and sewed a border in colors to match the most prominent color in each piece. Backed them with stash of my Green Bay Packer material that I still have much of. These are tagged for the church sale held this last weekend. $10. but didn't sell sadly.
I bought the Cutie Patootie panel because it reminded me of me. I couldn't work with it for years because it triggered too many uncomfortable feelings. I finally started working on it. I got it done. Then I cut it all apart. Then I put it back together. I added blue ribbons because they are one of the symbols for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness. I actually used fabric with monster eyes because there were definitely monsters. I added the characters from "Inside Out" because I had a lot of conflicting emotions. Something was missing though. I decided that all survivors deserved a medal. I created The Pinwheel Heart Medal of Honor. The Blue Pinwheel because blue pinwheel gardens are "planted" in April for National Child Abuse Prevention month. Honor because shame is such a challenge. I added Thriver because I aspire to be a thriver. I donated the finished quilt to Synergy Services.
I am trying to clean out some drawers and closets as down sizing soon we hope to a smaller place. I had a large supply of hoops from when I cross stitched. So I will be posting many of them here in the next few days. This first one is not much embroidery work at all just added words to a nice print I had from a left over baby quilt I made some time back.
Another hoop used . I used my embroidery machine to find designs and then used my letters to write verses on many of them This one however is just some cloud print material from another art project I did sometime back.. I used a light stabilizer and then quilt batting to make things seem more 3 D. Once the back hoop was on and all centered and tight I trimmed the stabilizer and batting over flow. Then to make those trimmed edges smooth I used Elmer glue to put rick rack around those edges. It works well to get about the circles as you have play with V design of the rick Rack. I have this verse on another small wall hanging I purchased many years ago, a favorite.
I forgot to add to the first items that once I had the project finished and sandwiched with stabilizer and quilt batting that I added a fabric back to hid all the stiches of the embroidery work and then when I put the rick rack about the hoop with glue the back side looked just a finished and the front sides.