It's finally Friday!! Did your week seem to go on forever? Well, no problem - it's almost the weekend! Since it's Friday, that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - I hope you're ready! Let's get started!
I worked on a lot of things this week, but I only have one finish to show for it. However, I love this finish, so it's good enough to whoop about!! Here's the story of how it came about...
I found this bunch of leftover 4-patch blocks in one of my scrap tubs, and because it's Grunge, I pulled them out to play with. I realized I had enough to make a pillow top, so that's what I went with! Unfortunately, though, it sat there for a while after I sewed it together, waiting for that little spark of inspiration that would make it special...
Then it occurred to me that I could marry my new-found love of doodling calligraphy with this pillow-top. Well, I didn't actually draw the doodle for the pillow top (although I did do the one above!) - I used my computer and a great font to create the word "Home". A little fast work with the editing program and my printer, and I had a template for my appliqué!
Because I know some will ask, I used Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 to make my appliqué. I love that stuff, because it is slightly sticky so you can attach it to your fabric without ironing until you are ready to put it on your finished piece. So now the appliqué is attached, and wouldn't it be wonderful to call it quits right there? But no, it really should be stitched down to be sure it stays there forever. I put my batting on the back of the piece first (basting spray!), then stitched all around the edges of the appliqué using straight stitch, very close to the edge.
Then I did some straight line quilting, 1/4" on either side of the seam lines, breaking my stitching where it ran into the appliqué.
After trimming, I made an envelope back for this pillow cover and put binding around the edges to finish it.
And there it is, the finished pillow! This finished up at about 16" square, a great size for the sofa or favorite chair. Or you could hang it on the wall as a mini wall hanging!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you,
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!