Well it was really 4 pumpkins, just on 2 toppers. Kathy brought in a pieced back with a wonderful owl to topstitch and to save a little, brought in 2 table toppers to do at the same time.
|3 for the price of 1.
|A pieced back for all.
The owl was terrific if not a little challenging to topstitch. The fusible web she used was having difficulties maintaining a grip but by the time the topstitching was finished with a wandering leaf pattern, nothing was coming off!
|Look at those eyes!!
In the owl we decided to topstitch little scrolls. It was a perfect way to ensure that all the small cutout flowers held their place.
Using a lilac thread for the owl and then a green/grey thread for the background made sure that the owl was the centre of attention in this wonderful wall hanging.
Well worth the challenge of the webbing used. I had never seen fusible web that gummed up a needle like this one did.
Using the green/grey thread for the background worked perfectly to continue right on into the 2 pumpkin toppers. And how much fun is making spider webs freehand on these ready for halloween pumpkins?
I thought afterward that I should have placed a spider on each topper. Now that would have been spooky!!