The other day I was leafing through this magazine…it’s called ‘Magic Patch’…an older issue of the Australian magazine that I found in my ‘travels’.
Well…as I was leafing through it, I came to THIS PAGE…well the Heavens opened and heavenly music began playing…I swear!! It stopped me in my tracks! I loved this table topper…I loved the shape of it and the ‘idea’ of the appliqued motifs (not necessarily THOSE motifs…), I also loved the multi coloured stars embroidered on the whole thing to tie each section together and the crazy stitching between each section! I had to make this one!
It called for fabric that is already quilted…and I had a light bulb moment! I had bought a bundle of pre-quilted fabric while at the Hemet ‘Boutique’ this year! Do you remember their FILL A BAG FOR $1? Yup…this piece got stuffed into my bag! So I pulled it out of my stash and…it’s perfect!!…it was a HUGE piece and I liked it better than the magazine fabric! Eureka! But it is white…SNOW WHITE! I did the burn test to see if the fabric was actually cotton and could be dyed…and sure enough it was the real deal!!
So I brewed up a batch of tea…
Ooops! Get those tea bags out of there! I also added our morning coffee left overs!
And then left it outside to set…
I LOVED the mottled colour but hated the tea/coffee smell…so off to the wash machine it went…then the dryer!
Here’s a picture before it got washed. Perfect and the washing just softened the colour up a bit.
I used the template in the magazine and cut out the wedges…don’t you love the subtle mottling…
The first one to get a wedgie is my Christmas Lamb…She will eventually have a Christmas wreath stitched around her neck…
The stocking was hung by the lamb with care
…notice the motifs are still on the Mylar (clear plastic) so that they can be repositioned later…)
I had to have Frosty!
And I had this sweet pattern with tumbling gingerbread men…
So of course they went on…(I will embroider the garland later…cute!)
And I gave Santa a wedgie too!:o)
Next came a poinsettia… taken from a Primitive Gathering pattern!
And a Christmas Tree…
YIKES!! SEE the spots on the blank wedge (upper left)…those are REAL PAW prints!! We just got back from our hike and Rylie was inspecting my work! It’s all good….the fabric IS mottled and a motif of Rylie is going on that wedge! It’s only fitting that paw prints should grace her wedge! haha… I just need to take the pattern to Staples to expand it to the correct size!
So there you have it so far…Last night I slid each motif off of the Mylar and glued them down, ready for stitching!
A giant star will be appliqued over the centre points and I’m sure more ‘stuff’ will be added as I go!
Like the HO HO HO…that got added as I watched TV last night!
This will be my hand stitching project while driving down south this Winter. I am a nervous passenger(YIKES to those Freeways!!)…so this will keep my eyes off the road and onto my work and for this my hubby is VERY thankful! :o)
Have a FUN Friday and Happy Stitching!~P