I started this embroidery project on May 7 of last year (according to Instagram) and I finally finished it last Tuesday night, exactly 13 months later. Good thing there are no penalties for taking a looooong time to finish a small project!
I mounted it on an 8" x 10" artist's canvas I picked up at the dollar store. I originally drew the feathers intending to put them on a 6" x 8" canvas with the feathers wrapping right around the sides, but when I went to the store that size was sold out. Not thinking it would take me a year to finish, I bought the 8 x 10 size and hoped it would fit without me needing to redraw it. Thankfully it did, though the feathers don't wrap around the way I originally planned.
I didn't think to take pictures as I mounted it on the canvas, but I'll try to explain my process in case any of you want to do it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! First, I pressed it well then lay it face down on the table with the canvas on top. I pulled the middle of the two sides to the back and taped them down with painter's tape and did the same thing with the middle of the top and bottom. To fold the corners, I pulled the corner back first, making a triangle, and then I folded back the two sides. I held them in place with painter's tape too. After checking from the front that everything was smooth and positioned the way I wanted, I used a staple gun to secure the fabric on the back.
Just as with my quilting, some of the feathers are rather questionable shape-wise, but when you stand back and look at it as a whole I think it works fine.
This little embroidery was always intended to be for my laundry room
mini quilt wall and, as it turns out, was finished exactly in time to be
hung with everything else :) My laundry room has pretty much zero personality, so hanging all of my beautiful mini quilts seemed like the perfect upgrade. Also, this room is not only the laundry room, but also our pantry and the room we pass through to reach our wood-burning furnace all winter (and most of the fall and spring!), so I am in this room a lot. That means I'll get to see these lovelies often.
The Before shots:
And After! Doesn't that look so much better?
Quilts of a Feather and I made the one on the right as a pattern test for Leanne at She Can Quilt.
I'll be linking up with Let's Bee Social, NTT, TGIFF, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop and Finish it up Friday.