Very excellent. Love this...front and back. I have never seen the companion fabric. Love it too. I have found some cool floating frames to turn the mug rugs into a more art-like look. I will post pics soon. I am entering them in a gallery show so I thought maybe I should frame them. I do use raw edge appliqué quite often and have found that it does hold, however I love the turned and hand stitched edge. Love your brilliant idea to use the blind hem stitch. This is really cute!!!
Charwirfs Thanks Char. I like your use of the fabric better with all the colorful fabrics but I'm happy with this and I'm sure my daughter will like it. Looking forward to seeing your updated pictures
It's awesome, Audrey! I like that background fabric better than your first choice - allows those blocks to really pop! Well done!
Caribousmom Thanks Wendy. I just had to see it with the pieces sitting on it ready to stitch down to realize the first one was too busy. I was a little concerned I wouldn't fine a good background and I'd have to start all over.
Mine work better with more color because I set them one at a time HawkFan . I agree, set together they need a calming ground so each dead dude and dead dudess can be appreciated. I love the fabric that ended up being overwhelming. The whole piece is deathly charming.
The print background--the right print--is a great idea and worked well here.
Thanks Clairealex - I tend towards less "busy" so this was a little stretch for me and I'm happy it worked out
Just love everything about this and the new things your tried. And was waiting to hear how you liked the new tip around sewing appliqué!! DD will love this...
How fun! I love this. I love to see projects inspired by other projects. We all can learn so much from each other. I'm in an improv robin with +charwifs and she has always been great inspiration for me!
cally68 That's one of the things I love about TB - the sharing of projects and the inspiration we can gather from others.
OMG, this is so darned cute. I love the off kilter setting. The day of the dead theme will be perfect for Halloween. You are such a nice mom. Your daughter's room will be the hit of the dorm.