a year takes a bit out of you.
I feel like I'm ready to take on a creative challenge, and boost my energy level!
Yesterday was my check-out day for school, so today has a project that's a wedding gift for my friend Katie and the kind man that became her husband. She wanted "shabby chic" with green being the main color. My quilting class has fabric swaps in the summer, and a couple of years ago, I picked up the main portion of these scraps that are Moda prints. Actually, they are a bit pastel for my taste, but I think they fit the bill for what Katie wanted.
The pattern is from McCall's Quilting, Nov/Dec 2011. The pattern is called "Freshly Frayed", and it is a raw edge applique. I knew when I saw it I would make it someday! You make the background piece,
draw a grid,
cut your shapes, and glue them down. I've used Elmer's Washable Glue Sticks before, but never the liquid. Seems like it's working! I think the grid was the hardest part so far.
Then, I decided I wanted to add the curvy borders. The two sides are on, so I will move on to the top and bottom borders.
I need to draw a new piece since the edge is different than the sides, but I was excited to post and say hi!
"The LORD is my strength and song, and He is my salvation: He is my God, and I will exalt Him." Exodus 15:2