Monday, February 20, 2023

Sweet On You- Blog Hop

 Time again for another super fun hop.  I wanted in from day 1.  Problem was that I had no idea what to do.

Had several ideas but none of them seemed to hit the sweet enough spot and time was running out.  Lots of valentine sweets were showing up but none of them thrilled me. I did try a couple but nothing.

These little envelopes each contain a chocolate heart.

These little snap purses are totally lined and are made of a 6 x 18 strip of fabric ( including the lining)

Cute but just not Sweet enough.

Here is the background to how I came up with my final Sweet idea.

A couple of weeks ago my sister, who's craft of choice is Iris Paper Folding, called and asked me to cut out a few of her favorite cards that I have stored on my cutting machine.  Wonderful sister that I am, I did as requested. 

Last week I was looking at what was being offered on Craftfest (a week of tutorials mainly for cutting machines) and saw one listed for using Iris Folding Designs for fabric sewing.  I didn't tune in to see what was being suggested but it did put the idea in my head that I could try something using this concept.  

I went through my Sister's cards and found 2 that I thought I could use for doing raw edge applique. This is a technique that I haven't done in at least 3 years.  

I forgot a lot but all was rectifiable. The biggest problem I had was that I forgot to flip the pieces before cutting so instead of recutting I reversed the base instead and fudged my placement.

The next problem was now that I did the applique, what should I do with it.  After sleeping on it I decided I'd make a placemat.  

You see the little star in the middle, that's the Iris.  It still needs to have the borders quilted but I'll get to that before I need it for a real Birthday Party.

I love the way it turned out but it was very Male and what if the birthday dinner was for a Female? 

I guess it means I need to make another. I took pictures of this one as I put it together since I knew I was using it for the hop. 

That is how the Iris designs come.

The Iris on this one doesn't have enough contrast. Oh Well.

Well I do believe they are truly Sweet Enough to qualify for this hop and I know I'll be getting some use out of the first one in a couple of weeks.

Here is a list of all of the other players in this Sweet event.  I'm sure there will be lots of goodies showing up among them so hop around and visit and leave some sweet notes. 

Monday Feb 20


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