They always say that a "Personal Touch" makes a good gift great. So after thinking about how I could make by BFF's wedding quilt really special, I came up with a another plan. Yes this is my second revision to this quilt! And yes...the wedding was last week!
I realized that our handwriting is what makes us unique. I know that in today's cyberspace/cyberworld, we tend to take our handwriting for granted. I know that I can immediately identify my BFF's handwriting and I am sure that she would give you the same response. So I decided to add some of my handwriting to her wedding quilt.
First I went to my trusty box of Valdani thread.
Then I chose something that would "stand-out" on the quilt.
I picked the "rust colored" thread...AKA Valdani Color P6.
Then in my best BIG girl handwriting, I drew their initials and wedding date.
The only problem with my bright idea was that I decided to do after I completed the entire quilt top! I don't use a hoop so it was really hard to gather the quilt in my hands so that I could do the stitchery.
Anyway, here is how my Personal Touch turned out:
It is not my best stitching, but I know that she will see my handwriting and fall in love with it!
BTW- How do you quilt your stitchery projects? Do you quilt around it? Over it? Or not at all? I would love to hear your suggestions!
I also have another personal touch for the back of the quilt. Stay tuned.
Until Next Time.....Happy Quilting!