All done it is, and ready to be mailed to DMC USA in New Jersey....
What a lovely project it has been!
Where we last left off, I was going to add the outer vine and flowers to the wall-hanging...
Memory Thread couched vine element, but this time using three strands instead of just one in the first vine, two strands in a second one. I pinned them into place and then couched them down using clear monofilament thread.
The flowers and velvet leaves pretty much arranged themselves, along with some vintage glass flower beads.
To finish the quilt I made and executive decision: No batting!
Wanting it to hang very, very straight, I gave the quilt the body it needed by interfacing the back of the embroidered and embellished top not once, but twice.
The results were very successful, in my opinion! Because this quilt is small, about 30" X 30", and because the top is so incredibly stable, I also decided that the assembly of front to back could be accomplished solely by stitching the layers together around the perimeter, and then adding the binding.
That outer border trim is so quintessentially French. And it is from the 1920's!
Finally, the quilt back...
And now 2014 is soon upon us. What awaits us in the new year? Happy Stitching for all, I hope!