I've been talking about a carrot table topper/runner for the last month, now. I've finally pulled the fabrics, gotten them ironed, and started working things out!
|That looks like a carrot shape, doesn't it?! :)|
I'm still trying to figure out for sure if I want to cut it out, sandwich it right sides together so I can sew it up and turn it right-side-out and then quilt it, *OR* sandwich it right sides out, stitch the outline, and then cut it out with pinking shears (no binding either way). Still deciding, but I'm leaning toward the former option, because I *know* how I want to create the green, leafy stems.
Those I'm going to outline stitch stems across the width and then cut out the stem shapes with the pinking shears and stitch into the tops of the carrot shape. I'm sandwiching the stems with green felt since I'll leave the sides open . . .
That way you won't see any 'white' in the stems ... just that darker green from the felt. Linking up today with Esther Aliu's WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays! Esther is scanning quilting magazines today (which I'm doing as well)!
In other news, I'm hoping that by introducing Spring into my interior decorating...
...it'll coax it into my exterior!! Y'all, we had SNOW flurries yesterday and temps overnight dipped down into the low 20's. I was so concerned about our daffodils, I culled about half of them and added them to the vase I already had going!
|My vase overflowereth! Haha!! Get it??! I'm so punny! :)|
Thankfully today is supposed to be the last (last) day of bitter cold temps, but as the warm front and Spring move in, so does the threat of severe weather. Out of the frying pan, into the fire?! At least it's warmer in the fire! LOL!