The Origami Crane wall hanging is finished, bound, labelled and on its way to its new home in Kentucky! 🙂 (It is straight, I promise – it’s just the pole is sitting cock-eyed!)
The cranes were quilted in the ditch initially, then I used FMQ in Wonderfil metallic thread on the cream background and in light green cotton on the circle fabric. Each crane’s background is a different filler:
The metallic Wonderfil was… ok to use, I think, but as with the other metallic threads I’ve tried, it has some serious sproing factor. I found it was forever climbing off the reel and wrapping itself around bits of sewing machine with disastrous effect, and I got quite good at spotting when this happened *before* it broke the thread or the needle. The next time I use metallic thread, I’m going to stick a long straw or something over the first bobbin thread guide on the Pfaff. That thing is almost more trouble than it’s worth…!
Because I thought Alison (the recipient) had done such a beautiful job on the bracelets, I also made her a bonus cushion cover from the left-overs:
It’s 16″ square and quilted simply with a diamond pattern. I hope she likes it! 🙂
This photo is a much better representation of the colours:
The cranes I’ve made here are a smaller version (finishing at 8″ square), but you can find a pattern and tutorial for a 12″ version here. 🙂