Occasionally, I’m brilliant.
Some friends of ours recently got married, and their reception is today. They do competition BBQ. They’re really good at it, check them out.
I love it. I know that usually people wait til they get home to open wedding gifts, but I’m making them open it right there, as soon as I give it to them. I can’t wait. I’m also going to make one for myself. I’ll probably end up making a chicken and cow one as well.
Here’s how I did it.
First, I quilted the background. It was tedious, and I won’t do it again. But I did get to use that little line marking tool. I thought it was a seam presser until I saw a picture on Instagram of one. It worked really well. I kept my lines straight, and I didn’t have to erase anything after.
Then I took the image above, of the pig, enlarged it, printed it out, and cut it up.
Next, I fused Wonder Under onto my fabric and cut out the shapes.
After I fused them onto the background, I free motion quilted around each piece and between them all.
I also added a little ‘eat pork’ detail, and quilted the tail on. I thought about using rick rack for the tail, but I thought that might be too cutesy.
I think the back looks pretty cool too. I forgot to take the picture before I sewed the sleeve on.
There you go! I’m insanely happy about it. Tickled pink, you might say. Happier than a pig in… well, you know.
I hope the happy couple loves it as much as me.
Thanks for reading!