Monday, May 04, 2020

Birthday card featuring fabric, buttons and a cute sewing machine

I made this sewing themed card for my youngest daughter who is celebrating a special birthday this year!!!!!!  She is the owner of Winnipeg Sews and has been drawn to sewing since high school and is now using her talents to spread the love of sewing and quality handmade clothes that fit.  I found this digital sewing machine image online, sized it and added a font greeting before laser printing it.  I watercoloured the image to coordinate with my background - a piece of beautiful fabric.  It is removable in case she decides to add it to a little something she is making.  I trimmed the printed buttons and watercoloured those as well.  The fabric is stitched to the brown embossed piece of cardstock with gold thread through the holes in the buttons.  After adding some texture with a few strokes from my pattern tracing wheel I added a fabric ribbon and a button to the image and then adhered it to the fabric using four tiny pieces of double sided tape. I adhered this large element to my large ivory card front.  Wishing her all that is good on her special day!!         Therese

A little cowboy quilt

I have been working on and off on this little cowboy quilt which has been made up from two fabric panels I have had in my stash for a while.  After a bit of playing around with them to figure out how I could make them into a quilt I discovered if I overlapped them the designs lined up so I stitched them together!!  All the fabrics are heavier than the regular so it worked out well.  I stitched the two outside strips from precut pieces and they make a really nice border.  I added a couple strips of a solid taupe in between to help make a cohesive design.  I added fabric as batting and then a heavyweight cotton as the backing.  The binding is dark brown polyester cut from a raveled pillow sham.  I am please with how it turned out.  I will be washing it tomorrow and adding to my little pile of quilts for donation.           Therese