I needed letters. Letters that read out “Look at the Flowers” for a tagline on my mini quilt. It’s from that infamous episode of The Walking Dead.
I had no intentions of making something gory for this swap. I dislike gory on quilts even if I do enjoy the show.
So I knew I wanted to make the flowers and I needed the tagline.
I used this tutorial for my flowers, but shrunk it down a bit. And used ribbons for the stem.
I ADORE these cute little flowers and I have to make a whole quilt of them.
But back to the letters….
Piecing them was just not gonna happen, and appliqueing them did not feel right either, so I decided it was high time I learned to embroider.
I watched some videos on Creative Bug. Embroidery is a VERY easy skill to do, it just takes a lot of practice to get awesome at it.
I am NOT awesome at it. But I think I got the job done.
I ended up appliqueing some zombie hands just to make things a little fun. Still not gory.
And then I did some matchstick quilting. Eek!!
I always say this, but I think it might be my favorite mini ever that I personally have made.
It was SO much fun.
I almost regretted signing up for this swap, because it was so themed and trying to incorporate a TV show on a mini seemed impossible, but I’m glad I did. An idea finally blossomed in my head after hours and hours of thought and I was more than happy with the finished result.
And then of course, I became obsessed with embroidery.
I sent this along with my The Walking Dead mini. A homage to Daryl’s jacket.
So you can clearly see that embroidery has taken up oodles of my spare time. I find myself doing it on drives, by the pool, in front of the TV at night. And yes, look how quickly I put a box together and bought dozens of floss.
Obsessed. And in love.