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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Good Things Come to Those Who Stitch

I first showed you this on December 8, when I finished the stitching. Well now I am in the process of finish finishing and hope to enter it into the Jefferson County Fair this August. All I need to do is add the ribbon around the sides and a bow at the top. It is Snippet #572 -  Good Things- by Lizzie N Kate.

It will be a stand-up and this is how I made it:

I cut foam core to the size I wanted and as many to get it as thick as I wanted (I think 4). Using flat head pins in the sides, I wrapped it with batting cutting out as much bulk as possible. Then pinning the sides I wrapped the sampler fabric on the back and about half way on the sides. I then did the same with the stitching. Again cutting out as much bulk as possible. I folded the corners into the sides and not the bottom which I thought would make the bottom bulky and not sit right. You can see this a little bit on the top photo looking at most corners of the piece. The ribbon should hide most of this.

Now I just need to add some ribbon to the sides and a bow at the top I am thinking of a dark red. I am also deciding if I want to get some big flat buttons to add feet to it.

That is about all for now folks!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Just found your lovely blog.
Your finish is very pretty and thanks for the finishing idea.