yay for me. Last night I traced the first stitchery for the Homespun stitch-along, and today I fused down the interfacing behind it. I use Frixion pens to trace with, they disappear when you add heat - and there's always a heart-stopping moment when all of your hard work disappears in front of your eyes!
But then, you put it in a baggie and stick it in the freezer, and it comes right back. Which reminds me - I have to get my stitching out of the freezer.
While I was chilling my stitchery, I decided to finally do something about my latest freebie. I've taken to using pinking shears on the edges of all my stitcheries, it keeps them from fraying - I know, I'm late to that party, but I finally got there.
I took my strips that I had cut [1.5 inches], started stitching them together, and adding them to my little design.
Just kind of going around with them, similar to a log cabin. Random piecing.
Stitch, then trim even with the end.
All the way around.
Very random, not much thought involved, the perfect Sunday-at-home project. I added little bits in as I went. Gee, I kind of like it just like that, should I stop? Um, no, having too much fun.
By the way - I'm a seam open kind of gal, I always press them open except for the ones right along the edge of my stitchery. It's hard to get a nice press with the interfacing on the back, so I press that one toward the outside. See?
I kept adding rounds until I really liked what I saw, and decided to stop.
And hooray for stash, I found some variegated autumn colored quilting thread.
Simple wavy quilting, and the BEST knife-edge binding tutorial I've ever seen, thanks to Victoria at The Silly BooDilly....and my little quilt is done!
And the sun is still up! I don't know how to act, having a finish when it's still daylight! I hope you had a great Sunday too!!!