I didn't buy a card for my friend Kim's wedding, SEW... I decided to make one... At the last minute! I think it turned out better (and more useful) than a "regular" card:
I started by piecing a rainbow of colorful strips.
Then, I wrote the word LOVE on freezer paper. Next, I applied the freezer paper to the top of my rainbow strip set and free-cut around the line to make the letters chunky enough to sew down.
I usually use block letters when doing free cutting, but I wanted the letters to (mostly) be attached to one another. (I was in a hurry!)
NOTE: If you want smaller letters to stay together when free-cut, make sure to USE A SHORTER STITCH LENGTH!!! (I forgot this handy tip while working on my little quilt.) A couple of my sections separated. Oops!!
Here are a few in-process pictures...
The freezer paper template and the rainbow scrap strata:
HERE is what it looks like on the other side:
They LOVED the little quilt and gave it a place of honor in the reception hall:
A friend saw it when she walked in and said, " I bet Joy made that." Of course, I did!! The BEST part of this project is that you can make it ANY size in ANY fabric. The WORST part of this project is that I forgot to add a fusible product to the strata BEFORE cutting out the word. That would have streamlined the applique process. Adding bits and pieces AFTER cutting is NO FUN!!
This was my DrEAMI project for July.
Off to see if Sandra is having a Link-up over at MMM! Quilts.
Until next time...
Quilting is LOVE!!!