I'll be taking these along with me to distribute to members who signed up for the "Habitat" fabric challenge. Fabrics were mailed to me (as program/education co-chair), for free, from Free Spirit. I cut up and sorted them. Each bundle is six fat eights of fabric that challenge-takers will sew into a small quilt. Only solids can be added to these prints. Challenge finishes are due in September.
Don't these fabric bundles look tempting?
I've never foundation paper-pieced such tiny pieces. It took much longer to sew than the size might suggest. To "finger press" as I went along I used a wallpaper seam roller to flatten the seams. It works great!
I chose a font and printed my full name on paper. I traced it and added a free-hand drawing of a palm tree. Then, I hand embroidered all of it, finishing that part by coloring the tree with Derwent Coloursoft pencils. Of course wouldn't you expect my name tag to have something related to palm trees?
Since I don't like to wear a name tag that hangs around my tummy, I sewed a short length of grosgrain ribbon to the back, and on the opposite side a hook and eye for ease in putting on/taking off.
I'm all set for our meeting. If you're in the area, I hope you'll join us!