People keep telling me not to worry about the quilt police but I can't help it; they scare me!
To construct the badge, I simply layered the backing fabric, stabilizer, cotton batting and the front print. I started out with slightly larger pieces and used a tight zig zag stitch around the outside. Then I trimmed the excess fabric to 1/8" and frayed it a little with my fingers.
My swap partner, Ellie, is the talented lady behind Craft Sew Create.
Of course I had to include an ampersand for &Chips on the flip side.
A couple of weeks later I came home from Labor Day weekend to discover this little treasure waiting for me in the mailbox. It was made by Whitney from the Peacock Tree.
I love it. It is also not too bulky to wear and I adore the colors and print mix and applique. Especially I appreciate the bold lettering so it will be a shining of example of both form and function -- so Zakka. I plan to wear this to my quilt guild meetings as I don't think too many of the members know my name yet.
I consider this swap another success and am terribly disappointed there isn't a September swap. Suggestions for future swaps include cup cozies, mug rugs and coasters, fabric baskets, bracelets/cuffs, notebook covers as well as my suggestion: luggage tags. I hope oh I hope it will start back up again soon.
|Madrona Road and some recent additions to the play room.|