I finished the quilt square! It is done is plenty of time!
Here it is ready to backstitch.
Back stitching is just that.. sewing backwards stitches with one or two threads.
Back stitching complete and the work of art was signed.
The next step requires that you cut the excess of the waste fabric away.
Then you soak the whole thing in warm water..it softens up the waste cloth that must be removed.
Far Guy loves to pull the stitches..he pulls them one at a time with a tweezers. The stitches are exposed one by one..it took him about an hour of gentle tugging to get all the waste cloth removed.
I am so glad it is done..one more project off the list. No more cross stitching for me for awhile. It will be interesting to see what birds my other cousins have come up with! This quilt will be put together and hand quilted and given away at the Family Picnic in 2013. The girls decided that having a picnic every year was getting old so they will skip the usual picnic this year:)