In my quilt guild on Tuesday they stated they are having a name tag challenge. All members need to make a name tag. It needs to have our name on it and somehow be quilted. Some of those ladies are true ARTISTS! Unlike little ole me who is more crafty than arty. And did I mention I HATE name tags? I really do. Especially ones that you pin on yourself. Bleck.
So I pondered quite a bit today. At first I was going to learn to make hexagons with Christmas fabric and then make it into a shape of a tree. But…I didn’t want to take the time to learn to make hexies today. So then I started poking around my teeny tiny stash of fabric. (My goal is to someday be my very own Joann fabric store in my sewing room!) I found some components of the little chicks that I use as labels for my quilts. (Well, the whole 2 so far I have finished.) I thought that might work as a focus piece. I found some scraps from my very first quilt and decided that would make a good background. A few more scraps from my first quilt and I managed a border too. I just bought a quilting book that had some embroidery stitches in it, so I used that as a guide to do my name and outline the chick. After digging through my sewing basket I came out with some scraps of batting and some ribbon.
It took me 1/2 a day to get this all done, but it is all done! It isn’t too large. About 4in by 4in. I doubt I will win any awards,(my binding is REALLY wobbly! LOL.) but I like it and it will be unique.