To finish off the Sun Star quilt (yeah, I know my quilt names are awful), I wanted to free-motion a relief of some Japanese characters in the center of the suns to add a Japanese flair and a personal message from mother to daughter. I contacted an old Japanese friend of mine to translate some words for me and I got a little surprise. I did not anticipate that the characters would turn out to be intricate and complex Chinese ones, in contrast to the simpler Japanese script I am used to seeing. Oh dear...
Here it goes! If it fails, I will just have to pull out the embroidery thread and sew by hand.
Have a creative day!