There are 2 parts to the assignment: a tshirt quilt made from very small college tshirt that have already been cut up so that will be difficult and a large tree with leaves that people signed with a greeting and a name at my friend's daughter's wedding. The tree had been sewn on with white thread and the edges were ragged. The leaves were rather in a mess so ironed the leaves with Best Press, then ironed them onto a fusible stabilizer so I can trim off the frayed edges. I then satin stitched around the whole tree and made note of the time spent and materials used. I sent pictures to the owner and told her what I wanted to do from there which is to change the original birds, add a colorful border, and embroider their wedding date on it as well as adding a double sided fusible to the leaves and then blanket stitching them down. The tree is a very cute idea.
|Original Tree with leaves|
|Ironing leaves onto a thin fusible web for stability|
|Satin Stitching tree edge-covered the white thread and made edge look finished|
|Sending pictures to Alison about some stylistic options-the binding needs to be a different color but it shows how adding a print to the binding would really show off the quilt|
|Original birds look rather dingy to me-asked if I could change them for a brighter blue-either the blue with hearts or . . .|
|The Kaffee Fasset with blue circles and green dots-also, i think the bride and groom's names and wedding date should go right under the fork of the tree|
4 hours, 1/2 spool of Embroidery thread, 3 bobbins of thread, 2 yards of Pellon fusible web