At the January meeting of my Embroiderers Guild we were asked to bring along our oldest WIP. To my surprise my probably 15-year old cross stitch project was a mere baby compared to some of the other projects there :) 40 years old was the oldest project on show, although it is probably as well that a cumulative total wasn't taken as I might not have been feeling so smug then!
Whilst I didn't make much progress on the cross-stitch I did get thinking about using up some of the orphan blocks and random pieces of stitching that have been clogging up my WIP basket for a while.
I tested this Harry Potter themed embroidery pattern for Rebecca at Sew Festive Handmade a long time ago.
With Valentine's Day on the horizon though, it seemed like the ideal time to liberate this from the dark confines of the cupboard.
The addition of 2.5" strips of suitably shimmery, wintry tree fabric later and I was ready to tackle some FMQ'ing on my ritzy Bernina with the help of this nifty piece of kit.
Naturally, meandering hearts were the order of the day for quilting :)
And here is the final embroidered and quilted cushion! Another WIP liberated :)
If you fancy trying your hand at a Potteresque Valentine too, Rebecca has several other Harry Potter themed embroideries in her Craftsy Pattern Store
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