Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Raindrop Love...Island Batik Style...

February 13 is a Galentine's Day unofficial holiday. A day meant to celebrate your gal-friends. I spent today with my gal-friend doing our once a month sewing adventure day.

The morning started out with my usual cup of Yogi tea--the quote was too good not to share in this Valentine week.

Our once a month sewing adventures have been happening for almost 20 years!! We have talked, laughed and cried through all the seasons of our childrens' lives and are now starting on our grandchildren!! Gal-friends are definitely something to celebrate--especially sewing friends!!

Today we went to our local sewing shop--Heirloom Creations--for our monthly dose of inspiration. The topic was Scrappy Bits Applique. A technique based on Shannon Brinkley's work--see her blog here.

The idea is to make snipit bits of fusible web backed fabric.

Fuse the bits onto the non-bumpy side of lightweight fusible interfacing.

Then cut out the shape. I chose to use my AccuQuilt die for this step. The umbrella by Edyta Sitar. I have had the die for a while--but never found just the right project. Until now!! You can use the AccuQuilt affiliate link on the side bar to find these dies.

Look at that gorgeous wonderful scrappy bits wonderfulness!!!

I also used the Simple Shapes die and the heart from the Serendipity Qube--all also by Edyta.

Adding more shapes to create the little design.

Adding the wavy free motion lines was so relaxing--and actually took the most time of the whole little project.

So much texture and movement--just fills my heart with the raindrops of love!!

Such a super fun, quick and easy little project!! Thank you to Island Batik for the fabrics and the challenge on Galentine Day!!

"Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure!!!" 
--Emily Wing Smith


Suzy Webster said...

I adore your umbrella!

teachpany said...

That's adorable. Thanks for sharing the process.


Lovely! I am still waiting for my package to arrive in Greece

Creativeblonde66 said...

Beautiful 😍

Leanne Parsons said...

That is so cute! How wonderful to have such a long lasting friendship. That's definitely something to celebrate :)

Vicki in MN said...

That is just so sweet!! So wonderful you are still sewing together on a regular basis-ahhh friends:)

Linda said...

Love it!

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

love it!!

Quilting Tangent said...

Such a cut project and great way to use up those tiny scrapes.

Barb said...


Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

This is really sweet. I love how you constructed the umbrella!