…but the wonderful gals at the Awfully Big Art Adventure have issued this week’s challenge, and it’s to make a fabric arch. There are some beautiful examples on their web site and I couldn’t resist trying one of my own. I’ve never done an arch shape before, nor am I by the furthest stretch of the imagination a seamstress, but I really enjoyed making this.
I zig-zagged the fabric onto a piece of felt that I’d cut into an arch shape (not like the McDonald’s arch, but something rather more pointy), folded the edges back and glued them with my trusty Fabri-Tac (only the best glue EVER), then ran a line of diagonal stitches across the entire piece to create some interest in the background. I already had this image, along with some others, printed onto fabric (and I don’t remember why), so I chose the background fabric based on its colors.
(I chose the thread color based on what happened to be in my sewing machine at the time. Yes, I’m that lazy.)
I’m thinking of adding a hanger at the top, though I may just forego that and glue the piece to a journal cover instead.
I don’t know why this photo came out sort of fuzzy. The real arch is not at all fuzzy (except for the backing, which is felt and therefore fuzzy by its very nature).