I'm meeting up with 8 of my favorite girls in Atlanta next week and I'm busy making some presents for them! I bought these wooden frames a while back (sorry, I don't remember where!) and I painted each one a different color using acrylic paint. Then, I cut a piece of fabric that is slightly larger than the frame and 3-4 pieces of batting a tiny bit larger than the frame opening. I'm sure you could use fiber-fill stuff too, but I have tons of batting scraps so that's what I used!
Push the fabric with batting through the frame opening and place the cardboard frame backing in place. Pull the fabric taunt over the batting. Use hot glue to secure the excess down to the cardboard frame backing.
Ta-da! instant mini pincushion that can't tip over or roll off the table! This is a great way to use that precious scrap you've been hoarding! :)
I'm busy quilting my Scrappy Trip Along! I decided to use a cathedral-like quilting (see my video tutorial).
This process is pretty speedy and it's super forgiving if you're new to free motion quilting!
I finally broke down and sent out a quilt to be professionally quilted. I made this top using blocks from two of my quilting bees--see my post about it here I knew this top needed something special so I asked Krista to take care of my baby. I did not give her instructions. I simply trusted her. Obviously, she didn't disappoint!
She totally blew me away with this "K" quilted into one of the blocks!
Can you believe this???? It's absolutely stunning!
Every square inch is covered in awesomeness!!! I truly cannot thank Krista enough for her fabulous artistic talents! This quilt is better than I could have ever dreamed!
I even love it from the back! I'm waiting on my binding fabric to arrive to finish this up and I can't wait to snuggle under it!