So as I explained in my last entry , I wanted to somehow keep the memory of my wonderful purchase from Heather Ross herself in some form of keepsake. This is what I ended up with today. Now that it's finished I wish that I would have bought a bigger frame to fit more fabric goodness. I love how it turned out though.
Pinked Rotary Cutter & Self healing mat (scissors work to)
Colored piece of card stock 12x12
Picture Frame any size you desire (Joann's 19.99)
Here are all my supplies. I cut down the letter from Heather to make it smaller for fitting into the matted frame. Taped a green piece of card stock behind the matting and began cutting my fabrics.
I cut little pictures from a few of the fabrics by using a pinked rotary cutter. It made the cute zig-zag style cut you see in the photos. I laid out the pieces around the letter until I had them the way I wanted. Then I began adding a small piece of scotch tape to each piece to keep it in place.
After everything was taped down I put the picture behind the glass again and closed the frame. This is a great way to keep something you hold dear and making it a visual keepsake forever. I will now proudly display this piece of my quilting history (ha ha) in my sewing room to look at whenever I need inspiration.
I hope this technique gives you inspiration to make
something special with your keepsakes.