Au­tumn Quar­tet

Wool makes the per­fect run­ner for this de­sign with a folk-art fla­vor.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 52" x 11" rec­tan­gle green wool

for back­ground • Scraps or­ange, rust, gold, and

bright and dark green wool • Back­ing 531/2" x 13" • All-pur­pose thread to match

back­ing • Em­broi­dery thread to match and

con­trast with appliqué shapes • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

Cut appliqué shapes as directed us­ing pat­terns given. Note: Use leaf pat­terns given as a guide; vary size and shapes to cre­ate di­ver­sity in de­sign. Al­ter­nate use of bright and dark green in leaves with some hav­ing a dark base with bright lay­ered top leaf and vice versa.

COM­PLET­ING THE TOP

1. Fold the 52" x 11" wool rec­tan­gle along length and crease to mark the cen­ter. 2. Mark a point 81/2" down on each side on each end. 3. Con­nect the marks on the sides with the creased cen­ter­line at each end and cut along these lines to make pointed ends as shown in Fig­ure 1.

4. Ar­range and pin all appliqué shapes onto the back­ground us­ing the Place­ment Di­a­gram and project photo as guides.

5. Hand-stitch pieces in place us­ing a but­ton­hole stitch and 2 strands of match­ing or con­trast­ing em­broi­dery floss. 6. Use a thorn stitch and con­trast­ing em­broi­dery floss to add tail feathers to birds as shown in stitch draw­ing and re­fer­ring to bird pat­tern for po­si­tion­ing.

Thorn Stitch

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