Monday, 12 December 2011

The front of the Banner

Well, it's done - the front of the Banner has been successfully completed.  What a relief!

Ably assisted by my mum again, I did pretty much the same as before, though this time I had to take care to centre the border panels as well as the central cross.

I had a tracing paper outline with centre lines marked on, and used this to line it up, making sure the cowslips were in the middle:


Once the four pieces forming the border were cut out and edged (and I forgot to take a photo of that bit - sorry), I marked the centre points of each one and the cross panel with pins:


so I could match them up to sew:


Everything was machine stitched exactly as before, so without further ado, here it is:


If I say so myself, it looks pretty spectacular!

13 comments:

  1. It certainly does look spectacular! I'm sure it's so nice to be finished with all the repetitive flowers, leaves and stems and now actually work on the construction.

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  2. STUPENDOUS! It has been great fun to watch this come together. Now we need photos of it in the church, if that is allowed.

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  3. I'm speechless! What a Art Work, Ruth!
    You must be very very proud :)

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  4. Magnificent! Thank you for sharing this project with us.

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  5. Oh my, oh wow - it is Splendiforovs!!!!! I don't have the words!!

    It came together so qvickly after yov finished the embroidery - yov mvst have worked hard on the finishing.

    Mega-congratvlations on a spectacvlar project!!

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  6. Its so crazy to see you finish this! I've been reading your blog since you started this project and it is such a treat to share this moment with you! What an incredible and HUGE project! What an incredible achievement! It looks fantastic!Are you looking forward to having your embroidery time back for your own designs?

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  7. Thanks everyone! The Banner's not quite finished yet - there are still some construction jobs to do, which I aim to complete before Christmas - but it's very nearly there.

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  8. Totaly stunning!!!!! Excellent work:-)

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  9. Congratulations! What an impressive, stunning project.

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  10. It's so beautiful, so very English with those unassuming native plants rioting around the cross. I've enjoyed watching this come together so much. Thank you and well done!

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  11. Many congratulations. This is stunningly beautiful.

    It would be lovely to see a photo of it in use.

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