Finishing the Panels

Finishing the Panels

Last week I showed you two large panels I made using scraps.  Since then I created three more.

One long panel.

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20161118_122511Two short ones.

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Here they are laid out on the floor.



Here’s the final project.

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So, whats underneath?

My Simplicity Needle Felting Machine naked.  Sorry about the lighting, this was our first snow and kind of cloudy.

Now you see it.

20161204_142455Now you don’t.


I was amazed that I got the sizes right.  I purposely left the edges organic.  Its a little lopsided but the top of the machine is narrower than the bottom.  Now I can change it around for a different look when the mood strikes.

Did you see that coming?

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28 thoughts on “Finishing the Panels

    1. Thanks Cathy! The panels are machine stitched. If you look closely at a couple of the close ups at the end you can see the turquoise thread stitches.

      I’m not sure what you mean by glue. All the embellishments are felted in.

  1. Hahaha, that is great !!! It looks Wonderful ! The colors too !!
    I have to watch the cloud too because it could happen to see a nacre cloud at 5 this afternoon..because of the cold underair and a cloud above ..

    1. Thanks Viltmaaraan! We got about 7 inches of snow (18 cm) here yesterday. It looks pretty out, but I’m grateful I don’t have to go out today.

    1. I had to look up nacre. My definition says mother of pearl. Is that correct?

  2. Wow! And all from scraps! It’s a lovely machine cover and you’ve put it together so well with your hand-stitching.

    1. Thanks Lyn! But it’s machine stitched. 🙂 I thought about hand stitching but thought I would make good use of my sewing machine for a change.

    1. Thanks Judith! It’s machine stitched which is why it’s so neat. 🙂

    1. Thanks Cath! Yes, it’s a good feeling to use the scraps for something useful.

  3. Great job Marilyn! I never guessed that was what you are making. Mine comes with a cover but I never put it on. Perhaps if I had something felted, I might use it instead of the plastic one.

    1. Thanks Ruth! My Simplicity machine didn’t come with anything. My Singer came with a cheap fabric cover. I may have to replace that as well. My Pfaff has a nice hard cover, but it looks kind of boring now.

  4. Marilyn, I can not find where to sign up as a sponsor for the forum. I have been a sponsor for the last couple of years and I’d hate to miss the opportunity to do so again. I will take as many spots as available. Thanks! Jill (Merino and Mulberry)

  5. I thought I posted but I guess not. I did wonder what you where up to Marilyn. As I scrolled down I was thinking she made a box? a basket? It makes a great cover for you machine.

  6. That’s a really nice cover, Marilyn! Like Ruth, I don’t use my plastic cover, and the machine gets dusty, so I should think of making one too. The machine stitch you used really looks like neat hand stitching 🙂

  7. Thanks Zed! The stitch is the closest to a blanket stitch I had on the machine. I’m sure with all the samples you have you could do a nice patchwork one fairly quick. I look forward to seeing what you do.

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