You know I like to sew right? I love to learn new techniques at the sewing machine just as much as I like learning at my stamp table (aka my dining room table). One of the projects my "stamp" group and I are working on is a Block Of the Month (BOM) from Handbehg Felts that will eventually become a wall hanging. What I really love about this BOM is that I'm learning to "illustrate" with thread and taking "creative license" is A-OK. This freedom is really good for me because I'm not good at following directions precisely which is why I can't bake worth a penny but, that's a story for another time. These are some of the blocks that I've completed so far.
See the black thread that is outlining the images? See how is not sewn in exact straight lines? It' kinda willy-nilly, stitched several rounds and allowed to cross in and out of the lines. I LOVE THIS! So of course I had to try it with a little stamping project. Fearing that multiple lines it might rip through cardstock I decided to try it with muslin and felt. I made this cute little needle keeper for Bring & Brag at The Quilt Asylum and I made extras to give away as a door prize and a downline prize.
I intentionally left the edges of the muslin raw so that it would fray and look vintagy. Also, when I stamped on the fabric, I heat-set with an iron just for a minute to hopefully keep it from fading over time. We'll see how that works.
Red felt, white muslin
Artistic Etchings Stamp Set #118517 $18.95w, #120573 $14.95c
Brights Designer Buttons #119747, $8.95
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine #123125, $2.95
Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon #129287, $6.95