Tuesday night I trimmed the piece and put the binding on by machine and started hand sewing it down on the back. I finished the hand sewing on Wednesday morning!
And here's why I made it. In December, at a craft show, I found this little antique wire horse basket. It came with the heart and the bear, which are considered "prims". Did I mention it is a horse?
I had originally used this honeycomb piece but it was a bit small, and I wanted something darker in color. I looked for cream and navy civil war prints, but everything was a bit too light for what I wanted. Thus, the Nocturne collection.
You can see in comparing the picture above and the one below that darker was better.
These last two photos are a bit light in color--tried two lighting sources and these came out the best(?). You may also notice the little log cabin pin in the basket; something I had that fit the theme. And behind the bear is a tiny tree made from an old quilt remnant.
So that's the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey used to say. I love this piece and look forward to making more things from the Nocturne fabrics.