When it comes to social media icons on my website, I guess I like to be a little different from the rest. I've used little out-croppings of quilt elements I've created, in very loose interpretations of the standard social media icons you see all over the place. I've been advised by many a web-guru, that I should use the standard recognizable symbols, but eh, I like to be different.
In these past few weeks, I decided to re-energize my activity on Instagram. Naturally, it made sense that I have an icon on my website to link to my instagram account. But I didn't really have anything from a quilt that made sense.
So I made one.
First, I selected a few scraps. I know, the Instagram logo is usually brown, but I like purple!
Sewed the 2" scraps in a row, then sewed the row of scraps to a trimmed 5" scrap.
To make the applique circle center, I used some Quiltsmart Zig Zapps circle interfacing. I only needed one circle.
Place the intefacing and 3-1/2" scrap square so the fusible side of the interfacing faces the right side of the fabric. Sew on the 2-1/2" diameter line.
Cut on the dotted line.
Pull everything inside out through the snip in the interfacing.
Then fuse the circle to the background . . .
. . . . with a hot iron.
I fused a quilt sandwich together with one 5" pre cut batting square--the same stuff I use in the Mini Mug Mats--the quilt top, and a 5" scrap for backing. I've now got the batting packaged all by itself, just the batting.
Secure the applique through all layers, and add a little more quilting.
These two 'angry birds' keep watch over my bin full of binding leftovers.
This purple dotty binding will do . . .
Sew the binding in place, just like making a Mini Mug Mat.
Turn the folded edge to the back and stitch.
Wouldn't this be cute in a college dorm room? Not that college students drink coffee very much . . *ahem!*
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