The frames of the two dormers windows for the front of the casket are complete.
It might be the first time in my life I ever stitched two of one design!
I stitch in hand.
I will reinforce the outside edge with a glue/water mixture before I cut it out from the background. The edges will then be finished in buttonhole stitches. But I am still a long way from that step. I first want to decide how to do the inside of the frame, glass, scene....
Then I also need to know what fabric I want to back the top of the window with since it will be exposed once it is attached to the lower frieze of the casket.
As you can see I didn't arrive at this spot randomly. I tried different scales and designs for the facade before I settled on one.
One window will look into an interior scene and one will have a figure looking out, very much like the sample in the middle at the top. Only larger.