E is for Emily
[We are going to pretend that my hiatus from writing new posts was not that long, ok?]
Some friends of ours had a baby girl two weeks ago and the quilt I made for her had a little something extra…
This was my first attempt at appliquéing anything on a quilt. I first ironed on some fusible interfacing on the back of the green fabric, and then drew a mirror imaged ‘e’ on the wrong side. I pinned it down (interfacing wasn’t double sided- must stock up!) and sewed oh so slowly around it with a tight zigzag stitch. I think I plan to do this for all future baby quilts! The fabric and pattern is identical to a previously posted quilt, only the quilting was different. It’s the Plain Spoken pattern from the Modern Quilt Workshop book.
(I love the bright pink binding against the green fabric on the back!)
A few people asked how I did the Uppercase Living on canvas…. I am certainly not an expert; I just had some beginners luck! I chose to paint the canvas because I wanted something other than white as the background. I coated it with two thin coats of paint, allowing plenty of time in between to dry. Then I placed the expression on and rubbed away. Since the canvas was “hollow” underneath, I had to stack some large books under so I had a solid surface to press against. I found that old high school yearbooks worked well for me. That’s pretty much it. If something’s not clear, just ask.