Lucky for me, I always have some inspiring books on hand from the library. This weekend, I took a little break from quilt making to sew something to hang in my sewing space. You will likely recognize my project, as it comes from the pages of Scandinavian Stitches, a delightful and creative book by the talented, Kajsa Wikman.
I love the whimsy of this applique design, all that free motion machine embroidery was a lovely change from all the precision sewing I usually do. Sometimes I can be so caught up in accuracy when I sew - striving for perfection - so this project felt free-spirited and fun for me.
This little wall hanging was all about having fun and it's probably the number one reason why I like it (and I got to use some pretty scraps to make it ;o).
Such a simple, gratifying project has stirred my creative juices and made my sewing space even more welcoming. I even have a few little sketches of my own that I'm now thinking I'd like to translate into fabric art. Just for fun.