Work has been ridiculously busy as of late! Hopefully it will calm down some... however, that's no excuse for not working in the forge. So last night I did!
Tackled Sugar Skulls last night, trying to get it to co-operate. It's still fighting, but I think I might have it mostly tamed. (Not quite saddle-broken yet, but willing to work with me? Don't ask me where all these westerny metaphors are coming from....) I've jazzed up Sugar Skulls with some flowers, because decorating altars and graves with flowers is also part of the Day of the Dead. Each flower is appliqued using a different decorative stitch - just because I could.
From here, it's a matter of putting on the borders - for which I've chosen purple. I stitched the flowers down with a variegated purple thread to help tie them all together. Hopefully tonight I can get in the forge again and get the borders on, and then... then... start quilting? Wow. I'm going with a high loft batting this time, mostly so the skulls stand out in sharp relief. Since this is pretty much a test piece, I'm not TERRIBLY concerned. I will be doing a Sugar Skulls 2.0 sometime after... but there's already a line of quilts waiting in the wings.