Fresh Snow Blog Hop
Today I have the great pleasure of taking part in another awesome blog hop with Marian Pena from Seams to be Sew. Thank you so much for organizing this event for us, you are a star.
The theme for this blog hop is Winter. We could make anything that is associated with winter, a thing or an event or a holiday.
We also needed to use something that is not cotton in our projects.
Since I live in the Southern Hemisphere, our winter fall over Easter! Easter reminds me of bunnies, chocolates and eggs.
In the end I decided on bunnies.
Bunny Ears to be exact.
I decided on applique for this project, the block is 10 x 10 inch excluding seam allowance. The green background is cotton for stability, the outer bunny ears a soft fluffy pink fleece, the inner bunny ears is a light brown velvet and had some in my stash.
The technique I used is raw edge applique, as I was not going to fiddle with turn under applique with that fleece.
And machine stitched a tight small zigzag stitch to secure it to the background.
Originally I was going to turn this block into a small bag, but it screamed to be turned into a pillow.
So instead of quilting the block, I just sewed another 10 x 10 inch of the same green cotton fabric to the back of the pillow, and stuffed it with leftover off cuts of batting used for other projects.
I hand stitched the opening closed, then for extra stability, I machine stitched a 1/4 inch along the edge of the pillow. So it looks sort of like a french seam.
The photo above is the only picture I have of the entire project, as my son took the pillow (without my knowledge) and promptly sold it (hey, no problem with that) within 5 minutes after I finished it. Plus with several more orders for the same pillow, so that was a success. (whoop!)
But did have a chat with to wait until I have taken all my photos before selling my stuff. Hey I might even employ him as a sales manager. LOL.
Now for the Giveaways!
Marian Pena is giving away kits on her blog throughout this blog hop so make sure you visit her every day to enter and win this giveaway.
Or click on the link below to go to her blog.
Here is a schedule of other bloggers and designers for this event.