Sunday, 11 October 2009

That's all the appliqué done!

I've now finished all the appliqué pieces for the second cross:

There are 11 satin pieces per leg, so 44 per cross, then the 4 around the centre for each cross, making 96 in all. When I first worked that out, I wished I hadn't (I still had about 70 to go!), but now they're all done, so I can look back and feel quite pleased. I think this one is working out better than the first cross, so I think this is the one that'll be going on the front of the banner.

Progress is going to slow up for a while now - I'm going to have a house full of workmen for the next week or so, then personal and work commitments mean that sewing is going to have to take a back seat for a bit. I hope not for too long though - I'm so close to finishing the second cross, and starting on the next step, which I'm looking forward to. I'll just have to be patient!


  1. As always, Ruth, beautifully done. You are truly an encouragement to me. When I get discouraged at my uneven little stitches I go to your blog and am inspired to go back and try again. And it is working, I am getting better! Now to quit procrastinating and blog some of my work... tomorrow!