Thanks to Nann @ With Strings Attached, I made progress on this "Mickey says..." mini made from leftovers from last week's Big Blue Scrap Basket and these free-hand drawn letters:
I did some "made fabric" LAST year, but didn't find it until I was loading the dark blue scraps into my latest Quilted Scrap Basket:
The smaller slab was used for my Pineapple Pieces block and the larger piece was used in the making of Skinny Bin Deluxe, but I still had a good sized chunk leftover from the making of Big Blue. I arranged the (paper) letters...
... Then chose fabric scraps and cut:
Next, I pinned the letters in place, since I didn't use fusible:
Once at the machine, I did a straight stitch around the edges of the letters, through the batting and backing...
... And prepared to add the quilting:
First, by echoing the beginning, middle(ish), and end of the word, as the spacing didn't allow for more than that...
... Then, by outlining the shape of the word. Multiple times:
In the photo above, you can see that the quilting was followed by squaring up and prepping the binding. While below, the completed mini is shown, ready for gifting:
Before leaving for the party, I took a quick shot with the lily blooming by the mailbox, even though the lighting didn't show the true colors like the photo above:
YOU might have seen the other gift in Friday's Design Floor Friday post. Today, I'm sharing the second part of the gift.
Love, love, LOVE the recipient's "Oh! Look at this!" reaction:
The retiree, with her gifts:
The masked maker, with the retiree and her gifts:
These gifts were DrEAMI projects. I'm SEW excited to be able to link-up with Sandra @ mmmquilts.
Because of these reasons:
- I chose to DropEverythingAndMakeIt!!!
- I actually remembered the link-up this time.
- PLUS, I made the deadline for joining in. (Always the challenge for me.)
Whooping it up with Sarah
Until next time...
SEW much fun!!!