I know it's been a year since I posted something on my blog. Total. Neglect. I have had fun sewing and a little bit of stamping most of the year though.
I made this pillow, 18"x21", yesterday for someone special. I put a zipper in the back panel so the pillow can be removed for washing.
The appliqué is a drawing I made on paper, then cut out and used it as a template to cut the fusible fabric. I didn't have a cartridge for my Cricut for this word or I would have used it. It took a little time to cut my word out with an Exacto knife. I could have designed an SVG file on my computer but I think I am faster with hand- drawing and cutting. I used Heat-N-Bond lite on my brown fabric before I placed my template on it for hand cutting. I'm sure this is clear as mud, so let me know if you have questions about the process.
After I ironed the word onto the main fabric, I used a small zigzag stitch to appliqué around the word with a contrasting thread. It was very fun. I even left my walking foot on my machine because I was too lazy to take it off. I wasn't shooting for perfection, just having fun with it.
I was bummed after I sewed my own handmade binding around the edge of the pillow to discover my thread tension was a little loose. I'm not about to pick it out since it's black on black and on the back. Phew, say that three times real fast. Sounds like a cheer to me. Okay, all together now, "black on black and on the back." I just had to do that. Yeah, I was a cheerleader one year only. Discovered I was a clutz and shy too. Just sayin'.
Maybe I will post more than one time this year. We'll see. I DO have some cool project ideas in me ol' head.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my dusty, lonely blog.
I'm married to the best guy in the world and have one son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren, (two grown boys and one granddaughter) and a new great-granddaughter who was born Oct. 12, 2011.
I've been crafting most of my life starting out drawing, painting and sewing as a kid.
I've been stamping since 1995 and love sharing this hobby with my granddaughter, Scarlett, and anyone else who will listen and wants to learn.
I made my first quilt in the summer of 2008 and have enjoyed quilting very much.
I also enjoy reading. Give me a good book and I won't do anything but read.
I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog and hope you have a great day.