Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Supersize It!

This is the theme for this week's Cutting Cafe challenge and what a fun one it has been. I had so many ideas of what I wanted to do, BUT our computer crashed, we lost all our files and then I had issues with Silhouette working with windows 7 after we reset the computer on the new hard drive, so had to update to Windows 10...let's just say I am NOT a fan of Windows 10! LOL

But even with all those issues, I was able to create this fun 'fabric doily' in very little time. I had so much making it, that now I want to make a bunch more for gifts. I think these will be very handy to have on hand to gift someone.

So what I did, was enlarge the 5 petal flower from 


 and enlarged it as large as I could on my 12" x 12" Silhouette cutting mat. I cut it out with paper and then used that as my template to cut the fabric. I chose 2 different fabrics to sew together by hand so that it would be reversible and one can get more use out of it.

For the flower center, I just created a circle on my Silhouette that was approximately 5". I am a doily person and have to have vases, lamps, etc always sitting on a doily. This is a fun way to bring some color into my decorating. 
 These pictures were taken outside while there was still some light as it is too dark in the house to get a good photo and I needed to get these uploaded. But this 'flower doily' pattern works perfectly with the little vignette I have going right now.

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