QuiltSmart fusible Mariner's Compass
InstructionsI added freeform carrot tops and painted eggs (with sparkle) which I embroidered over. The prairie points were made from 3" squares, and I used a Clover bias tape maker tool. I used a large egg stamp first to place the eggs, then I filled in the egg with a paintbrush, let dry, heat set and then embroidered.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Cute, Traditional, Funky, Whimsical, Retro / Vintage, Casual, Holiday, Classic
fabrics, Dye-Na-Glo paints, embroidery threads, QuiltSmart fusible Mariner's Compass pattern, Sashiko machine
What was your inspiration?
I took a class on using the QuiltSmart products (like paper piecing but fusible) - but I didn't want a quilt. Making some legs of the compass into carrots just came to me. Then it needed greens! I left enough room for a vase - or large chocolate bunny :-)
What are you most proud of?
When I didn't like the blue at the bottom, I neutralized it with painted eggs. I love that the Sashiko machine makes such tiny, perfect stitches that look like they were done by hand. Of course, any type of quilting would be lovely.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Decide how big of a tablecloth you need in advance! You can always add borders. With QuiltSmart, the compass points come exactly to the edge - so you have to use their little fusible "hem" if you want to preserve the points. The product itself is very easy to use. The difficulty comes in always making a project fussier than it needs to be.... gotta work on that.