Here are some photos of the Seashell Runner that is over on my list of summer projects. It has lots of fussy applique (which I don't like). Plus, I am using a metallic thread for seaweed and it is a bit persnickery. The man who sold me the metallic thread also sold me a spool of thinner bobbin thread and blue tipped needles (he said those 2 things would help). I used the type of batting that you can iron on and that has worked out really nicely. So, one piece of seaweed (30 minutes) at a time, this project is creeping along. The purple, tea and orange shells are all done!
One great tip about metallic thread - because it does unravel like crazy and gets all knotted... I wrap a little piece of Glad Press & Seal around the spool for storage and it helps tame those crazy ends like a dream! You can get Press & Seal right next to the tinfoil, plastic wrap, wax paper, etc. at the grocery store.