"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween stitchery.

With the Owls wall panel finished, and no chance of the Rainbow Kittens being finished in time for the Whittlesea Show, I decided to have a little break from all that, and stitch a cute witch in time for Halloween. It is not a big deal in Australia, although it has been heavily marketed in recent years, and there is lots of Halloween gear in the shops. But I saw this pattern somewhere last year and thought it was so cute, I just had to do it! It only took a few days to stitch the witch and sew a border, thin wadding and backing to it. Today I added gold beads to the stars and the black cat button, which had a dual purpose in holding the layers of backing and top together. This photo was taken before the final embellishments were done, and shows the true colours of the fabrics. I took this a couple of hours later when the panel was complete, but I could not get the colour right! This is the back.

3 comments:

artymess said...

thats a cute witch Gina ...x

Doreen G said...

Fantastic Gina-- and where did you get that fabulous fabric that you backed it with?

Busy As Can Be said...

So cute i love her legs...