Sewing Amber

I've been debating various ways to finish Amber, but in the end I've decided to quilt her. I'm using just a single layer of felt for the batting and back, as I'm worried about using anything too thick or soft since the fabric is quite stiff after it's been painted. It's working really well, the stitches are colour matched and there is so much colour in her hair that the threads disappear unless you get very close.

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The quilting is not super easy, even with my fantastic machine, but I think that's a combination of size and not being able to fold or roll the work easily. I'm having to go very slowly and I keep taking it off the machine to check. The benefit of it being so stiff is that as long as everything is tackled down I don't have to quilt densely, which gives more impact to the lines I do choose to stitch.

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I've still got quite a bit to do, it's due on Friday so I better get a wriggle on!