FNSI: My Project
It has been forever. since I was able to participate in Friday Nigh Sew In. Last night I FINALLY got to participate again.
My FNSI was actually Friday Afternoon Sew In.
A while back, I pieced a floor quilt/mat for my dog.
It has been patiently waiting to be quilted and finished up.
Well, thanks to FNSI, I had a motivator to make progress. I only got so far as quilting it, but any progress is progress, right?
I knew I wanted a paws design scattered over the surface.
In the center of a sheet of printer paper, I drew a design that looked to me like a dog paw.
I then unthreaded the needle on my Tiara so that I could stitch through the design, leaving a pattern that could be transferred with a pounce pad.
As the needle punches through the paper, the back side of the paper has more texture than the front side. I like the texture to face up when using the pounce pad.
I just randomly rotated the design over the surface.
The powder left a nice image for me to just trace over with quilting. Each paw was connected with a loopy travel stitch.
It is quilted and trimmed, but not yet finished.
My plan is to make a pillow case type of back, with an opening, so that I have the option of inserting a thin pillow or cushion.
The edges will be finished with binding, so that it can be used as a “floor quilt” if I decide against any additional insert.