I’m not sure what this will end up being……have you ever done that?
When I made my Periwinkle Runner using the Strip Tube Ruler I ended up with leftover pieces from each end of the strips.
Well, I didn’t want to waste them so I just sewed them all together, added borders and got this…..kind of strange piece.
So I pulled out my Sizzix Big Shot and a Flourish die, I wanted something I could do fast.
There, now it looks better!
I put a layer of Warm & Natural batting behind it and also a piece of muslin and I was ready to start free motion quilting. I switched my thread to a brown 40 wt. Coats & Clark 100% Trilobal Polyester machine embroidery thread with a cotton thread on the bottom so I used my practice piece to check the tension.
I did a little free motion zig-zag around the edges of the flourish.
Here is the back, you can see it better. There are a couple spots where I must have did some double/triple stitching in one spot but you can’t see it from the front.
After I finished quilting with the brown thread I switched to my 100% cotton ecru to quilt the rest of it.
I just did a small stipple quilt pattern, I put up a quarter so you could tell a little better.
I now have a 18 inch square. My original plan was to make a pillow but now I’m not sure. I could make it into a center piece or what about the front of a tote bag? I have plenty of the print and the dark brown fabrics. Any suggestions?
I also wanted to show you what came in the mail from Lily Pad Quilting!!
I was the lucky winner of this cute grouping of fabrics by Jacquelynne Steves of The Noble Wife – Snoodles at Lily Pad Quilting had a wonderful giveaway and I was the grand prize winner! Thanks so much and I can see a cute baby quilt being created!