After seeing the preview of Heather Bailey's new fabric line, I suddenly felt the urgency to redecorate my whole house with it. If you haven't seen the fabric yet, you need to check it out; it is the very definition of "eye candy."
I have resigned myself to only sprucing up my daughter's room, though. I plan on making a patchwork quilt, a few pillows, and some drapes. But since my local fabric shop told me that it wouldn't be in the store until August, I needed something to tide me over until I get my hands on the real thing.
Hence, a "quilted" decoupaged letter with Heather Bailey paper! (This is the same paper I used on my notebooks)
Using an oversized MDF letter and a selection of my favorite papers, I got to work (Quick tip: to save money, give your child a name that starts with a letter that is not common; I always find G's on clearance. I'm thinking X, Y, or Z would also be great options.)
I cut the paper into strips.
And arranged them in layout that I liked. Then I placed the letter on top to make sure that I had enough paper to work with.
After setting my machine to a zigzag stitch, I "quilted" the strips together.
While I like the look of the stitches, this project could have been done without the sewing machine by just cutting the paper and gluing each section down.
Next, I traced the letter onto the paper.
And cut it out.
After adhering the paper, and applying a top coat of Mod Podge, I finished it off with yet another flower. I know I said I wouldn't continue talking about them anymore, but it is too cute to not mention.
Be forewarned, I am in love with this paper, and eventually the fabric. I will, no doubt, have many projects including these patterns. I apologize in advance for my lack of variety.