I have finished all the embroidery stitching on my triceratops pillow project!
Once I finished the stitching, I rinsed out all the tracing lines and blocked the fabric on a towel to let it dry without too much puckering.
Now for some details...I didn't really have that much more to stitch since my last update, just adding some accent lines and finishing the erupting volcano:
Here is a close up of the ash clouds - on all the gray outside edges I used the stem stitch. For the colored inside edges, I used the back stitch:
After I had blocked the fabric and everything was dry, I squared off the very uneven edges of the fabric:
Now it is ready for a final pressing with the iron.
This is going to be the front panel of a pillow.
For the back of the pillow, I would like to make a patchwork panel. If I have enough fabric, I may make a pieced border around the front panel as well. I already have this bright green and this nice orange fabric with yellow accents. I think I need to add a few more colors. Definitely some browns and maybe a yellow? Any suggestions?
Here are the colors and floss numbers I used: