I tossed around the idea of using hexagons in my design like Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal recently did in hers, but I could not settle on a layout.
I knew wanted to have the color green in my name tag. After all we are the Green-ville MQG. I decided to use Green Shards from the Carkai collection by Carolyn Friedlander and Cotton Couture in Avacado.
|Leaf name tag completed|
I drew out leaf design and at first thought I would paper piece the leaf with veins. I ended up piecing the leaf so the seams could be pressed toward the veins and I would be able to stitch in the ditch along the veins.
|Leaf name tag in process|
After I pieced the leaf, I layered it like a quilt using thin batting and quilted in the ditch beside the veins mirroring the quilting in the solid. Knowing I could not freehand print my name, I printed it using Century Gothic font and used it as a guide. I placed it over the fabric and punched through the paper at the start and stop of each letter using a pencil.
I embroidered my name using the only navy I had, a candlewick yarn. And we will not discuss how long that has been around.
|Name tag after embroidering|
I finished the edge with a single fold binding and fused the backing and a safety pin on with Heat N Bond Lite.
|Backing fused onto name tag|
And I am happy to say, I won the name tag competition. You can see the other name tags on the Greenville MQG website here.
Linking up to Finish Up Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, Sunlight in Winter Quilts hosting Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday this week, Fabric Frenzy Friday, Whoop, There It Is! and Show Off Saturday.