My Ohio friend wasn’t a big fan of the first three prototypes I made for her brother’s wedding gift.
I’ll be posting a quasi-tutorial on my process for creating those prototypes, but I’m eager to have a Friday Finish post this week. The quasi-tutorial is definitely not finished. For now, I’ll share that those images were created from photographs of improv blocks clipped to an image of the state of Ohio in Photoshop.
I’m so glad I took that step because it gave my friend an opportunity to go out and pick up a few charm packs of fabrics that fit what she had in mind for the project. I’m recognizing that matching other people’s taste in fabrics might not be a strength of mine – my own preferences are too strong to put aside!
I gratefully took her charm packs and got to work on another ipmrov block.
I Mistyfused my carefully trimmed Ohio onto some Essex yard dyed linen in Steel, and I placed a heart over Cincinnati. I had a little Steam-a-Seam left over from previous projects that I used for the heart. I definitely prefer Steam-a-Seam to the Mistyfuse, but I wanted to work with what I had on hand. I didn’t have enough Steam-a-seam to cover the whole state of Ohio.
Hopefully, I created something that her brother and his fiancé (now wife?) will enjoy for years to come.
I’ll be linking up with crazymomquilts and the other Friday Finishes for this week!