I see a pattern happening and I know why. January through April I have time to play around and make whatever I want to and I piece like crazy. Then in May I work at little toward my craft show season. Once summer hits, the Hubbs and I like to spend as much time as possible outdoors doing fun activities so the sewing slows down a bit. September puts me into a sewing/quilting/finishing frenzy until November and the craft shows are done. So now I am playing catch up on finishing things that I played with in those first few months of last year.
I have a panto very similar to this design, but, since I don't enjoy doing panto's I learned how to do it all freehand. A fun design to stitch out. I used a variegated Signature thread on top and a solid on the bottom with a flannel back. Hobbs 80/20 batting.