Today I wanted to share a project I finished several weeks ago. A college girlfriend of mine received the sweetest Christmas gift back in December ... the birth of her little girl (after two boys). I was super thrilled ... most of my friends have boys and y'all all know I love me some pink and polka dotted fabrics. :-)
My friend has had me make Bible covers for her two little men and, of course, she asked me to make one for her sweet little girl, Susanna.
I pulled some pretty pink and green paisley from my stash for this and added some dots from Cherry on Top, some green from Trade Winds, and a little pink honeycomb from Good Morning.
I always applique their initial on the front and I hope she'll grow up loving her personalized cover.
I always machine applique with a zig zag stitch. I used to make lots and lots of letter shirts for my sorority, so after thousands of omegas, curves don't scare me anymore. :-) I hand drew the "s" and used a cup for the center circle and eyeballed the second circle.
Fortunately, when it came to the moment of truth, it fit perfectly.Whew!
Do you ever machine applique? If its something you'd like some tips on, let me know and I will work on some tutorials this summer.
Happy Sewing! :-)