Friday, September 21, 2012
There are a lot of family and friend birthdays in September. I made this for my friend, Cynthia who lives far away and I don't see very often.
I really enjoyed making it and learned a thing or two.....I free cut the shapes and hand appliqued it with no line to follow. Very freeing and it came out pretty good. I read some where that you should trust your eye because it does not lie. So that is what I did, just kept looking at it and seeing if it looked pretty even.
The size of the piece is about 3 x 3 so I bought a frame that was 5 x 5. I took some mat board for the back, poked some holes in with a needle and sewed it to the mat board. All the fabrics are cotton and the background is a linen which gave it a cool, textured look.
Happy Birthday Cynthia!