Friday, February 28, 2014
BRING ON ST. PADDY'S DAY...
One of my goals for 2014 was to begin decorating my home for each of the holidays. While I know I can't decorate EVERYTHING in the house, my initial decoration will be a mini quilt to hang in my foyer for each holiday of the year. As you can see above...I'm ready for St. Patrick's Day!
I found this image somewhere online (possibly pinterest?), copied the image, printed it and cut it out...and there it sat until this past week. I made a few little changes to my tastes, but the basic concept is the same. For the life of me now I can't find the website where I found the image to give proper credit to whomever designed this adorable hat. If it was you, or if you know who it was, please let me know so I can list him/her as the designer.
I was determined to only use what I had on hand, and I met my restriction with the exception of the clover charm. The hat was just calling out for a little bit of bling! I also attempted stipple free motion quilting for the first time, and added some wonky stitching for shading on the hat. I was having a bit of trouble with the foot catching as I was quilting so there are some eyelashes on the back of the piece. Oh well, nobody should be looking at the back, lol. I added another loop of rubber band to my altered free motion quilting foot (per Leah Day) and did a few quick stitches on some scraps and the motion was MUCH better. I can't WAIT for my next FMQ session! Thank you, Leah!
So, how are YOU decorating for the holiday?
BTW, on March 7th (or thereabouts) I will be having a small giveaway for my "mid year blogiversary". Stay tuned for details!