Having made excellent progress with my cross stitch project while I was travelling, it was time for another kind of stitchery.
The Big Cushion is about half done. I’ve outlined all the coloured areas – not just the outlines, but all the colours – and have made a start on the background quilting. This is going to be simple echo quilting in ever decreasing outlines, using the same orange variegated thread as the original outlining. It’s slow, peaceful work, easy to pick up and put down, with the result that I can slot a bit in here and there and make surprisingly good progress there too.
For a sense of scale, the whole thing is about 22 inches square, and that bird in the centre of the image is about 3 inches across.
I think I’ll be propping myself in bed with it pretty soon!