This weekend I decided to do something totally crazy - making something just for me! Ever since I picked up this awesome neon thread in the summer, I knew I wanted to do matchstick quilting on white with it. I just needed the time and plan. Then while laying in bed half asleep on Saturday morning, an idea came to me. The inspiration came at the end of a disappointing week, so I knew making something for myself was just what I needed!
First I grabbed a few Tula Pink Eden prints, even yellow! Then I started cutting out the pieces for my shapes. Kinda an '80s vibe with the circle, triangles and rectangle.
In no time, my Tula banner was together! Clearly I'm a big fan of that orangey pink. That's the wall colour in my craft room and the perfect backdrop for my banner.
Then came the really fun part - quilting! I did have a moment's hesitation about the neon thread and was gonna go with more matchy aurifil, but soon I knew it was the perfect choice.
I mostly alternated the orange and pink, and green and yellow. I'd say the quilting lines are about 1/8" apart. And I love it! The matchstick quilting gives the banner a whole new look. I like the furry trimmed edges too. So very many threads.
Then I took it outside into our first real snow to capture it in the sunlight and let those colours shine.
Now to get the binding on. I'm gonna go for the blue/green in the top left to balance all the pink.
I think now I'm gonna dream up new projects for that neon thread. It's totally rad!