You all remember my original mustache cross stitch?
I sent that one out to my For the Love of Solids partner. So clearly I needed one for myself!
My original idea involved surrounding the cross stitch with some of my favorite fabrics.
So I combined that idea with Rachel's Scrap Attack celebration going on right now. That all led to 104 different scraps measuring at 1" finished squares, scraps of gray solid for borders, and scrap pieces of binding. Even the Aida that I cross stitched on is a scrap!
I did extremely minimal quilting, just an outline just inside of the gray border, and then an outline around the cross stitch square. I really did not want to take away from the squares at all, and they're too tiny to do too much quilting, but now the mini is more, um, floopy [I make up my own words now] than I generally like my minis. I also probably should have ironed it before I took this picture...whoops...
|Whoa, hello wonky red piece...embarrassing!|
Some absolute favorite fabrics...hippos...Sandi Henderson ginger blossoms...HR fishies...other favorites that aren't pictured include a Kitchen Aid mixer from an HR print and a Holiday Happy Santa gnome!
I immediately hung it in my little fabric/quilting
shrine corner. [Fab triangle mini is from the Love of Solids swap eee!]
The only thing I'm not too happy about [besides the floopyness] is that I don't really like my binding choices. But since I was working with scraps I did the best I could with what I had.
How in the world does this relate to dead nerve endings, you ask? I burned my fingers A LOT when ironing seams on these 1" squares [but it was totally worth it, the majority of them matched up yay!]. And then by the end of this project I didn't feel the iron heat nearly as much. Quilting-related hazard? Where can I collect my hazard pay?