My friend Cindy made cat beds using the technique she is calling raw stripping. I wanted to give it a try. Of course, when I try a new-to-me technique, I go mini.
I skimmed the top of my 1" - 1.75" scrap drawer:
I'm calling it unconstructed. Seeing to completing in less than 24 hours, with embellishments added, just to make it my own. Raw edged applique for the win! The extra squares were a fun way to add some spark:
Cindy likes to serge her edges, but I tend to prefer a bound edge. I decided to do something a little different (rather than drag out my serger.) Since the rest of the project has raw edges, I opted for folding a fabric strip over the edge and doing a double line of zigzag stitches.
It was a DrEAMI project, for sure...
Guess what? This time it was just in time for the monthly link party with Sandra @ MMM Quilts. I had fun trying out the technique. The project was made for a specific reason. More about that when the time comes. I won't forget, but you will have to wait some weeks to hear about that.
What do you think, Joyful???
Truth be told, there are some things I would change if I were to make this mini again. Double-fold binding is at the top of that list! What can I say? I like a nice clean finish. The next item on the list would probably be to forego the zigzag stitch in favor of a straight stitch. Again, personal preference. For the final change, skinnier strips or a larger project seems to be in order for a happier me.
Until next time...
The SCRAPS are calling!!!