I dug into my stash of homespuns and found a terrific orange plaid, ran a little decorative machine stitching around the edge, then added another homespun for an outer border and backing. I absolutely love the distressed muslins out there and used a very dark one for the stichery. In order to transfer the design to the dark muslin, I used a white Salal transfer paper. I placed a sheet of it on top of the muslin, placed the design over that, then traced it with the edge of my bone folder (you must press hard). Any tool with a narrowm, blunt edge will work for tracing. The tracing lasted all the way through the stitching process! This is a great way to transfer designs when a light box doesn't work.
This cute little pillow will soon be joined with more Halloween decorations!
Speaking of magic, I got a little surprise from Darlene the other day! She sent this lovely scissor fob! How sweet of Darlene - thank you very much! It now lives on my favorite pair of embroidery scissors!
Mr. Squash and I are in Portland right now. We drove over yesterday so I could attend the NW Quilt Expo. We're staying at the historic Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland. Today I'm headed to the NW Quilt Expo to meet with the APQS folks and hopefully purchase the longarm of my dreams! Mr. Squash is staying at the hotel playing with his new iPad which we got at the Apple store near the hotel yesterday. The area we are staying in is quite interesting - a very diverse group of folks hang around here - never a dull moment!
Next post I'll let you know how I made out at the show, and I'll be sure to take lots of pictures of quilts for you to see!