The lion (and embattled chief) on the front are 16" across. If you've ever appliquéd anything, you know that's quite a lot of appliqué! And all the twists and turns, yikes! It was HARD. I love hard. I've been sewing since I was 9..."hard" is FUN. :)
|The lion was traced from a blown-up computer printout, and then inked|
with india ink from my calligraphy set: it's permanent, dark, and waterproof.
Creating this thing, from start to finish, took me four hours.
|figuring out placement|
|satin-stitching around the chief...before I remembered that|
I needed to do this in black! Whoops.
|This was my solution, rather than removing ALL that blue thread. |
Came out pretty dang spiffy, too.
|Back view, during the tournament.|