Sunday, 26 September 2021

Drum Roll please

 Last time I posted an update on my Quaker Pumpkins stitching I mentioned that I had a finish in my mind that I thought would work for it but didn't know if I would be able to do it.

Well, with the help of Vonna's excellent drum finish tutorial I did it!



I used the same fabric top and bottom, I didn't have a lot of Autumn theme fabric to choose from but I thought this one brought the colours of the piece out.  


I'm so happy with it, I keep picking it up and looking at it, lol, (ha ha, does anyone else do that)?

Chenille trim is very very hard to find here in the UK but, The Works sell a narrow version which is what I've used here, the colour choice is very limited but this one was perfect. 

I used heavy card stock for the top and bottom and it is stuffed with toy stuffing, Vonna recommends using crushed (or ground) walnut shells to fill the gaps in the stuffing and to add a bit of weight, but again I couldn't get any so I've used rice.

It wasn't a quick finish but I followed Vonna's tutorial step by step and took my time and it really was easier than I thought it would be and I'd definitely make another.

The chart is Quaker Pumpkins by Hello From Liz Matthews and I stitched it on 20 count aida with the recommended colours.  As you can see I left out the bottom part of the chart because I wanted it to be more Autumn and less Halloween


I have another Autumn stitch I'd like to get done in time to display this year, I'm itching to start something new but I'm being very strict with myself to get some things finished first.

Hope you all have a great week

-X-

12 comments:

Poppypatchwork said...

Well done, it looks lovely and perfect timing for you autumnal display.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous, what a great way to finish the project. You did a wonderful job.

God bless.

Sandy said...

The finish was just perfect from the fabric choice to the chenille trim. I love the pattern done this way.

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Wow, that looks super nice. A reminder that Winter is not long away. Jean. x

Clare-Aimetu said...

Beautiful work, well done on a super finish

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Jo said...

That's fabulous, what a great finish. It's beautiful stitching and the shape of the piece lends itself to being finished as a drum. I'd love to have a go at something like this but I'm just not confident at finishing things, putting a piece in a frame is an ordeal for me, haha.

Manuela said...

A perfect finish.

Lowcarb team member said...

Now that looks FANTASTIC no wonder you are so pleased.
It's perfect for Autumn décor.

All the best Jan

Carol said...

Wow! That looks fabulous, Maggie! I really like it on the aida, too--looks so crisp and perfect. Well done!

Miriam said...

Very nice and yes, it’s perfect for Autumn.
Miriam

Shelly said...

Wowza! Super job on the drum! Yes, when I've created something that I'm proud of, I'll keep looking at it. By all means your drum is something to be proud of, it's beautiful!