Happy post, Valentines Day! I do hope you all had a wonderful day filled with love. A big thanks to Carla, who knew just what the perfect theme was for this month! You do know how to rock the blog hop world and we "love" you for it.
My project this month is filled with "Minnie" LOVE!
Minnie Mouse, just seemed like the perfect "Pink" project. Well, at least for the moment. Have you heard that Minnie is getting a makeover? You can read all about it HERE.
Nothing against Stella McCartney, but I am not a fan. Minnie has worn a red or pink dress for as long as I can remember and do we really need to update her with a pantsuit in blue polka dots!
Imagine my relief when I found out it was only temporary.
Getting back on track here...
Once again I turned to free clipart online for this project. You do need to remember, when using online clipart, not all is free. Some you must purchase, and some is for personal use only, so make sure you do your homework when using it. You don't want the clipart police knocking at your door! LOL!!
You can find this Minnie clipart HERE
I enlarged the clipart to print on 2 pages.
Then framed her with Rick Rack using the Accuquilt GO Rick Rack die HERE
It can be very challenging to stitch on black, especially when it's layered over black. I've found that using a chalk marker along the edge can make it easier to see where you are going, when stitching it down. You can also go a step further in defining her legs afterwards, by straight stitching with a slightly contrasting thread.
Speaking of layering...Applique can get stiff when you add multiple layers.
It allows for multiple layers, while still keeping your applique nice a soft.
You know how us quilters can be...
I had a vision in my head of what I was going to do and started adding sashings, but that Rick Rack started speaking to me, and took me in a completely different direction.
Using my Crafters Edge Alphabet dies found HERE
, and a double layer of Rick Rack, was a fun way to finish off my "Tickled Pink" project, and a great reminder to listen to my inner voice sometimes.
This pink polka dot fleece was perfect for the backing. I love using fleece on the back when I want a lightweight quilt. I don't add any batting or flannel when using fleece. It quilts like a dream and the quilting sinks into the loft of the fleece giving it great texture on the back.
This little "Minnie" quilt is for the little mini who stole my heart...
Yep, she is something else, and this "Nanas" dream!
Please visit my fellow bloggers today and see whats in the "PINK" for them...
Tuesday, February 15th
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til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'