I finished the koi wall hanging!
I’m so happy with it, I’m silly.
He’s so pretty. I love the way the beads turned out, though it is a little hard to see them in the pics.
His whiskers are hand embroidered.
I’m really happy with how detailed the appliqued curves turned out. Sometimes you can lose depth when appliqueing a deep concave curve. Also, the tight convex curves didn’t turn out all pointy – another common problem with appliqueing. I really like this machine applique method even though it does use twice as much fabric as the traditional hand applique method. Though, I don’t have to buy the heat resistant plastic template material with this method.
All in all, I’m thrilled!
I’ll explain the legend of the koi in another post. I’ll post a pic of the back plate then, too; I was so excited about finishing, I completely forgot to take a picture of that.