I used nearly 30 different low-volume fabrics for the background and I love the effect!
In the spool I did some dense quilting in an emerald coloured thread to give the effect of thread on the spool and for the background low-volume prints I tried some hand stitched circles in grey thread. This was my first time stitching circles and I thought it may be a nice design to try. I need more practise on hiding the finished knots but I sort of enjoyed the hand stitching in a frustrated-why-am-I-doing-this kind of way!
The picture above shows the back of the mini with my stitched circles. It is really neat how the circles on the front sort of disappear and melt into the low-volume. Below is a picture of the dense quilting on the back - all before washing. I can't wait to wash it and dry it in the tumble dryer to see how squishy and quilty it will go, especially around the hand stitched areas!
I nearly forgot to add the hanging corners but I remembered in time! As you can just see at the top of the hanging corner and at the bottom of the hanging corner, the binding is a variety of colours of my Oakshott fabrics to tie in the Oakshott in the spool part of the mini. Oh how I love Oakshott fabrics!
I am so happy it is finally completed. Emerald is my birthstone so I am quite a fan of this colour of green! My mom gave me a ring with emeralds on it for my 18th birthday so emeralds are pretty special to me. I have thoroughly enjoyed making my 'Aurifil' mini for the challenge. I wonder when I will finish my other emerald mini (wonky crosses)? I shall add it to my WiP list!!!
Linking to a squared (w) - check out all the other Pantone Emerald projects linked up. Yum!
Linking to Finish it Friday and Monday link up.
And yay - this is my Lovely Year of finishes March goal - DONE! [original goal setting post here]!