I sewed and quilted this wall hanging in only two days, thanks to the kit available here. The kit comes with the salmon appliqué already cut and backed with double-sized thermo-bond. All I had to do was cut the pieces for the heads, since I wanted them a different color. A hot iron temporarily affixed the salmon pieces to the background.
I used metallic thread to freehand quilt the salmon and water-themed freestyle designs onto the background. I was able to use stash fabric for the backing, and for once, the thread didn’t break continuously as I was quilting – probably because I bought a sewing machine needle specifically for metallic threads, and I kept my pace slow and measured.
This is the start of my Christmas gifts stockpile – between now and December, I have a long list of projects to work through!Pin It