I made a sketch on paper, then threaded up my machine with a moderately thick topstitch thread (Tex 100) in the top and the bobbin, and free motion quilted the outline of the girl in the meadow. I was a little nervous when I started, but once I got going I was fine. I used stitch and tear stabilizer to help keep everything under control, but I did not hoop my work as I find the hoop just gets in my way. (Note to self - use soluble next time - pulling the stitch 'n tear out from all that grass is a pain)
With the outline complete I then used my fabric paints and Derwent Inktense pencils to paint the little girl in her meadow.
And here she is. Now I just need to wait for a sunny day to put it on.
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