knock off this Anthropologie Blooming Reindeer but it's so cute I was willing to be unoriginal for the sake of being stylish:-) This year I'm trying to dial my holiday decorating back a notch so it doesn't look like Rudolph puked up Christmas everywhere.
Quilter's Way for things I kept forgetting I could have had this done in under 2 hours. First, I Googled deer silhouettes and then picked the one I liked best. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to the whole tracing and cutting thing so to streamline the process I put Steam a Seam 2 on the back of my Liberty fabric and then printed the silhouette on a full sheet label (I prefer the clear so you can fussy cut your image) which I then stuck to the right side of my Liberty fabric. I carefully cut out the deer head, removed the label, and the ironed it on to my background. There's a printable double sided fusible product called Print N Fuse that I'm going to try if I decide to make a bunch of these. Even though Steam a Seam comes in sheets it does NOT go through the printer well... trust me, I've tried!
zipper closure tutorial by S.O.T.A.K Handmade. Since I was using an 18" pillow form I just sized everything up and then trimmed the back down to fit the front when I was finished.
Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.
Finished quilt is 18" x 18"
Fabrics: June's Meadow by Liberty of London. Steel Yarn Dyed Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman.
Thread: Aurifil in Red (2250) 12wt for top thread, 50wt in bobbin.