Friday, October 19, 2012

Make A Long October

As part of Pull the Other Thread’s Make A Long, I give you my first ever attempt at using matboard:

This is the Lizzie Kate Santa I finished a little while back. He’s taped onto a piece of matboard that I padded with some quilt batting. For the back I taped some Christmas fabric to a piece of white cardboard. Then I added the ribbon and taped the two together. Double sided tape is my friend!! The only thing I need to do differently next time is to measure and cut both the boards at the same time. J

I love places that sell things for $1.00. Like the little wood frames at Michaels. The 4x6 frame was the perfect touch for the penguins I made for my BD’s birthday earlier this week. My first thought was to paint the frame purple. But I pulled out some blue paints first and went with this one instead.

 I actually had two stitching finishes this week!  The penguins, designed by Maria Diaz, and Silly Snowquake by Erynne at Stitcheree!.  I’m keeping than one in reserve for next week though, so I have time to make it into an ornament.

Have a great IHSW!

Happy stitching World.


  1. Both finishes look great. Love the blue paint.

  2. Love your penguins! What a fantastic idea for finishing the Lizzie Kate santa
    Debbie xx