Another idea for Easter stitching (and a quick project) using the fine Aurifil Ne 50 is to applique some oval ‘egg’ shapes onto a special piece of fabric.
In my version, I have used two gorgeous Kaffe Fasset fabrics. I often choose NOT to have fabrics of the same designer in a patchwork project, as I like to use various prints and patterns from different sources, but I thought these two worked beautifully together (and this is meant to be a project that can be done in a couple of hours).
I didn’t need to do any additional embroidery on the ‘eggs’ as the patterned fabric cleverly gives the impression. If I had time I could always add some fine beads if I wanted some dimension to the eggs.
I used a freezer paper template shape to applique around – ensuring the smoothness of the oval. I nearly forgot to pull out the freezer paper shape before the last applique stitches went in!!!
I intend making this simple design into a little Easter bag (optimistically hoping someone may put some real chocolate eggs in it!). However it could be used as a cushion – with some additional borders or put into a frame for an Easter wall decoration.
Happy Easter – and I hope you have time to do some stitching.