You may have noticed that I’m doing a lot of cross stitch lately, but not much sewing. The last time I even touched my machine was in June when my quilting guild did some charity sewing. It wasn’t even plugged in until this weekend… I was determined to get my sewjo back! I’ve got a few WIPs that have me stumped, and a few upcoming projects that I need to plan, but I decided to start with something small and quick just to get back in the saddle.
Crazy Mom Quilt’s finish last week sparked my interest, as it combines some of my favorite things: low volume scraps, embroidery, and hoops. All it needed was some cats!
I picked out some favorite low volume scraps, including some kitty prints, and went to town. First I wrote “meow” in pencil on a white scrap and embroidered over it, then used QUAG to add more scraps around each side in an improv log cabin shape.
I used this tutorial (minus the felt) to finish the edges on the back. I think it would work better with regular fabric since the batting I used is probably a bit too thick, but I’m not sure how else to keep the bulk down without resorting to glue.
Ta da! Not bad for a couple hours on a rainy Sunday afternoon and a new decoration for the wall. It felt good to be back at the sewing machine!
I’m linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish Friday… thanks for the inspiration, as always!