Here is the piece I stitched for my aunt, sitting proudly on her beautiful bookshelf in Lisbon!  I framed it using an off-the-shelf frame from Aaron Brothers.  I padded it with three layers of quilt batting to give some “pouf” and then stretched and pinned it to the foam core board.  It was a bit of a struggle to get the frame backing into place due to the thickness of the padding – I had to use a special tool called “the husband”.  My aunt loved the piece and it was very satisfying to see her reaction.

IMG_0842smPattern: Herz (free pattern)
Designer: Stickerin M.B.
Fabric: Gander 38-ct Nacre
Threads: HDF silks – Perfect Red 6209 wet sprayed w/ 6217 (limited edition)
Started: March 16, 2014
Finished: March 29, 2014