If you read my last post, you know I had in mind to make this for teacher appreciation:
My friend Mandy accuses me of making everything harder than it has to be, and I'm beginning to suspect she's right. I decided I wanted them in a circle, like a dresden wedge. Perfectly cute pattern as it is, and it's not like I just had a ton of time for this project, so I should have left well enough alone, but I didn't. I made 20 pencils, put strips of white down each edge & proceeded to try to make a dresden out of them. It wasn't pretty. There's a reason there is no picture of them included in this post.
But in explaining my project to Mandy, she had a much better idea & even sketched it out for me:
I wish I'd had a bit more time on this project, because there are parts I'm not quite happy with, but overall I think the design is absolutely adorable.
I stitched in the ditch and around the "pencils" with gray to make stand out more:
And then I did some organic outlining in white thread.
And finally, in honor of its designer, I bound it in pink polka dots.
So, a minimalist ribbon it is...
I hope she likes it. And I hope I get to do another one, more slowly and carefully next time.
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for her Finish it Friday series.