Aug 11, 2015

Ruth's finish

Hello everyone.  I decided to finish Ruth before I misplace her.  When a sampler has uneven edges, I never know how to center it.  A border makes it easier but it has to be stitched, and I have borderitis.  Measuring from the furthest stitch on each side makes the margin even, but not always appealing.  I tried centering it differently this time.
 
I fused the interfacing, measured the margin, marked with the Frixion, and then machine basted on that mark.  Folding the fabric on that line showed me if it would be a good seam placement.   Once it looked balanced, I added the backing (right sides together) and the basting was easily visible from the backside because I used a darker thread.  Since I needed to mark the front, the pen alone would not have been seen on the back. Sewing along the basting line was very easy and I knew it would be right, no more removing, adjusting, re-sewing.
 
Being lazy and liking primitive style works well together.  For the back pocket, I tore the fabric and left all edges frayed, used a zigzag stitch to attach, fringed the linen's top edge and folded it over, glued it shut.  I think I'm getting more lazy with each finish.  Two squares of thick quilt batting inside and I have a firm flat pillow.
 
The end.
 
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14 comments:

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
It is just wonderful!!!! I love it!!! Great job!!
Warm Hugs~
Julie

Barb said...

Just love Ruth, especially that big bowl!

Weekend-Windup said...

You have done a very good job!Have a nice day!

Marilyn said...

Ruth turned out nice.
Cute finish.
Marilyn

Vickie said...

Woo hoo! Love it. Glad to see it completed.

Robin said...

Congratulations on getting Ruth finished! I really like the colors in Ruth and especially like the big bowl. And I like how you finished her.

Robin in Virginia

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I'm all about urns/bowls with fruit in them, and Ruth having one makes me adore her :) A perfect finish! BEAUTIFULLY done!

Carol said...

Really nice finish, Marly--I love your attitude toward finishing, too!! The back pocket is such a nice touch. I'm another glue fan--especially when it comes to attaching cording and trims.

Enjoy this glorious day :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

Beautifully done!

karen said...

Love your finish!

StitchinByTheLake said...

its not lazy if it ends up being beautiful...and it did! blessings, marlene

Kim Van De Riet said...

beautiful...

Jackie said...

I love how you finished Ruth! Turned out beautifully!!

Judy said...

Batting as a flat pillow filler--brilliant. :-)

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