After spending the day deciding how to proceed with my quiltlet, I decided to draw some leaves on the small piece and attempt free motion stitching as suggested by Sheila at Orange Esmeralda. She explained how I could do free motion stitching even though my feed dogs don't drop. She sets her stitch to zero and uses a faux credit card. I tried to make it work, but all I got was a huge mess. To make matters worse, I used a pencil and it showed after I had sewed all the leaves. That meant I had to go in and erase the pencil marks.
I think I did better when I had to twist and turn and follow the lines. This wasn't going to make anyone's Christmas list, at least no one I could think of.
Still, I had to finish it. I added a piece of a Starbuck's wooden stirrer stick to the top for stability.
I got out my hole guide I made some time back
and punched holes using my Crop-a-dile.
I got Bleubeard's and my name a bit wonky, but that seemed to fit the bill on this wonky quiltlet. All that's left is to create some beads and add them to wire Then this quiltlet can truly be finished. I just don't think I can give it to the person I was planning it for.
This is Day 26 of AEDM and I appreciate you joining me today. I'm truly trying to play catch up with my fellow bloggers, and decorate my home for Christmas at the same time.
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