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BalanceWENCHE WOLFF HATLING
Its all about fi nding balance in your life; balance between time for others and time for yourself. Sometimes I feel like my vintage toy where Im trying to fi t all of my life into a tiny spot. Its time to breatheand let your feet fi nd safe ground. ~Wenche
What Youll Need1 light print square, 7"7"
for background1 gray print square, 6"6",
for elephantScraps of red and navy prints for
platformEmbroidery fl oss: blue, blackTemplate plastic or freezer paper
AppliquThe appliqu patterns are on pattern sheet 3. The instructions are written for hand appliqu. Reverse the patterns for fusible appliqu.
1.Make templates from plastic or freezer paper using the patterns.
2.Prepare the appliqu pieces by tracing around the templates onto the right side of the chosen fabrics. Cut out, adding a " seam allowance all around.
3.Referring to the photo, position the pieces in the center of the light print square and pin or baste in place. Stitch by hand using a blind stitch.
4.Embroider the eye using two strands of black embroidery fl oss and French knot. Embroider the head and ear using two strands of blue embroidery fl oss and backstitches. Embroider the tail using two strands of blue embroidery fl oss and two rows of backstitches. See Embroidery Stitches on page 138 for stitching details.
5.Press the block on the wrong side and trim it to 6" square, keeping the design centered.