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04 November 2015

Sleepy Hollow is FINALLY finished

A little over 8 years ago, I started this project.  I never dreamed it would take so long in the beginning, I never dreamed it would end in the end.  LOL.  But I put the floss away and took the picture and I have the finish!

I do have a few notes for anyone thinking of stitching it.  Take the leap of faith and invest in a teal hand-dyed.  You will need 2 fat halves. Don't go lighter or more purple blue. The color makes it look stormy and spooky and the oranges and greys will pop. Maybe choose a darker grey, if you can't do the teal.  But I love this Loch. This is my go-to Halloween fabric now.

You will need more than one skein of London Fog. Which is a pity because it is the ugliest color Weeks ever made and you will probably never find another project that will ever use it. You could sub out for CC Bunny Honey or GAST Woodsmoke, but toss that against the other colors and your fabric to see how it works.

So that is that.  I love this project. I keep imagining how it will look finished as a stand up. I think awesome, right?  Now to find the fabric!

8 comments:

Robin said...

Rachel, your Sleepy Hollow finish looks fabulous. I love the color fabric you used. Thank you for the chuckle about the London Fog thread from Weeks. Your comment is so very true!

Robin in Virginia

valerie said...

Great finish, Rachel! Love it on the Loch fabby.

Annie said...

It's gorgeous! Congrats! You are so funny with your London Fog comment. I love a tell it like it is kind of person.

Carol said...

Wow! What an awesome finish, Rachel! So glad to see your finish and I look forward to seeing it as a stand up :)

Annie said...

Congrats on a fabulous finish!!

riona said...

I have this in my stash and, having seen your finish, want to start it forthwith. However, with nearly two dozen WIPs in my basket, that's probably not a good idea. If I do succumb to startitis, I am blaming you.

Stitchinowl said...

Just gorgeous! The fabric color is so perfect. You are giving me hope for my UFO's. :)

Melody said...

Wow, congrats on a great finish!! That will be gorgeous finished as a stand up. Share a picture when it's done.

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