I am having SO much fun making little gifts this year, and this last one was no different.
I started with attaching the fusible shapes to the background, but it looked a little dull. So, I pulled out the Fabrico markers…..
….and added a few highlights…..
Then came the fun part of highlighting the design with quilting…
Interestingly, even after making SO many of these, I am always worried that the black thread will mess the design up rather than enhance it!!
In particular, I love the edge design….a simple straight line using a straight ruler and then a curvy line over the top……
The curvy line can cover a multitude of sins if the straight line isn’t completely…..straight!!
The final step was to add the binding….
….and it was ready for gifting…..
(complete with a loose thread that I can now see on the top)!!!
Yikes….I will go to my grave removing loose thread!