The snowflakes are one of the things I am happy with. I think they came out quite well. That job done, I turned my hand to the backing and completing the piecing of it. I had all the leftover Drunkard's Path block pieces from cutting the front already pieced so I only had to add on the borders. That didn't take too long, and I measured everything very carefully to try and keep it all identical to the front of the runner.
I then basted the layers together meticulously trying to match up the Drunkard's Path blocks for the quilting. I started quilting, and then I got to the bit that I wasn't very happy with. I kept to simple straight line stitching as I think the snowflakes are supposed to be the bit that catches your eye, not the quilting.
|Still have the thread ends to sew in.|
It just isn't as good as I had hoped and therefore I am wishing I had done some FMQ after all - but not so much that I am willing to pick all the stitches out.
I couldn't find my camera when I went to take photos of the quilting. It took some grumping about the house until I stumbled upon it in Emily's room. I forgot she said she wanted me to put some photos of her newest Sylvanian Families on here, because she is quite certain that you would like to see some of what she bought. So here is a small selection. (They are a little dark as Emily doesn't understand about me always having the flash turned off for fabric photos. Sorry!)
|Emily used a backdrop for these trick or treating ones so they show up better.|
I just love those little costumes, and the basket of sweeties.
|The Hamburger Wagon was her main purchase this time.|
I like how the rooftop terrace provides additional seating.
|A close up of the serving hatch area.|
|I'm showing you this because I just love the way Emily laid it all out so meticulously.|
These bits are ever so small!
|Emily put the twins in the back of the canal boat reading.|
|Their mum in the middle feeding the baby.|
|And the dad steering at the back.|