...but it is more fun to do my projects. I have been stitching today but more about that in my next post. Then I decided to do a fun project that I thought up over Christmas.
I found this wooden sign on sale in a garden center just before Christmas. I could see right away what I could do with it as a quilter.
So I pulled 5 fabrics from my stash cupboard. I was honestly thinking about the dark chocolate, strawberry filled Leonidas (bonbons) that I soooooo love while I was doing this one. *wink*
Traced the heart onto a sheet of paper and then measured and made an inch smaller version of the heart.
Then I drew 5 sections on the paper to create a crazy quilt heart.
This is a heart?
Yes, just trim it half way between the two lines.
Cut out a heart shape in a piece of cardboard and glue a piece of quilt batting to it.
Then glue the heart onto the cardboard. Make a large cup of tea as you have to take a break and let the glue dry.
Glue the heart to the wooden sign and then glue trim around the edge to finish it off.
And suddenly a plain wooden sign becomes a fun quilted hanger.
I always say a quilt is only really finished when it has a label. But when I finished this quilt back in December, I did not get the label made. So I thought I really had to get it finished. I use small scraps of muslin for my labels. Even if they are a bit small, they work if I use pinking sheers to finish the edges. They are fun to sew on the back of the quilt with a contrasting color in a primitive quilt stitch. I often use calligraphy to write my labels and then draw something fitting to the quilt.
I am searching for a set of fine tipped permanent markers as my set is drying out. Does anyone know where I can order some?
For this label, I drew some snowflakes and was thinking of many of you in America who are getting hit with another snow storm today. You can send the snow here if you would like! I would love to share. *grins*
In the meantime...my ironing still awaits!