John pretty much gave me permission to forgo the hand-applique suggested and use double-sided fusible web on the cloud. I'm not sure why, but I haven't really been in the mood for hand-stitching, so every time it's been called for in a project, I've switched it up by going to my machine. Now the bluest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle, but there's a myriad of other weather. So I made the little cloud gray, blanket-stitched it on, and then it was time for the wind and the rain.
I've been enjoying trying different and new threads. And this is where the fun came in, as I switched between a variety of gray threads. I used my machine's 'hand-like quilting' stitch for the rain, and basic free-motion for the wind. And as a final touch, added a pieced binding to reflect the diversity of weather here in the Pacific Northwest.
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