by Susan Brubaker Knapp
4-3/4" x 7-1/4"
For this piece, I started with a piece of fabric I hand-dyed. First, I sketched a pair of scissors on it, using a mechanical quilters' chalk pencil. Then I put a piece of Pellon 910 – my favorite stabilizer! – behind it, and stitched away, using hand-dyed perle cotton. I stitched this piece during my daughter’s soccer game warm-up, half time and (extremely long) coach’s talk after the game last weekend.
I fused it to a piece of Pellon 72F Double-Sided Fusible Ultra Firm Stabilizer that was in my Mom’s stash that I inherited. It’s the first time I’d used it, and I really like this stuff. It’s perfect for postcards and ATCs (artist's trading cards), and I think it would be great for small art quilts, too. I free-motion quilted only around the scissors on this piece.