So I drew this small wall hanging to hang in an entrance way, on a door, on a window, etc.
I then dug into my scraps to see what colors I could come up with. I made my patterns, used the Steam-a-Steam fusible webbing and press my pieces and cut them out.
I made 7 - 3 ½” X 3 ½” squares out of assorted fall colors, one for each letter. Then sewed them in a row. Next I placed my letters in the center of each square and pressed them in place.
I then sewed the middle panes to the row of blocks with the letters, arranged my sunflowers the way I liked them and pressed them in place. After that, proceeded to machine applique using the blanket stitch and monofilament thread.
After all my pieces were appliqued on, I layered, machine quilted around the flower and in the ditch of the letters. Then I hand sewn a dark brown binding on.
To embellish, I used fine paint pens to accent the sunflowers and pumpkins. For the vines on the pumpkins, I used dimensional paint to bring them out to be noticed.
This is it my: "SUNFLOWER WELCOME"
I hope everyone is keeping cool in this hot weather we are having. I myself, go out in the evenings when it is cooler. To all, have a great week!!
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