Yes, today, May 29, celebrates the humble paperclip, that indispensable office supply!
Silly, I know, but I was truly inspired to make these fun, colorful paperclips. And you can take this wall hanging as seriously as you want!!
Maybe you see the humor in the statement, or maybe it really represents our busy lives - either way, Hold It Together is entertaining! If you totally relate, there's a pattern so you make your own, available at Etsy.
Made with applique paperclips and lettering, the arrangement can be however you want. I chose to link the paperclips around in a circle, but they could be formed into a chain, or even a heap - the possibilities are endless!
And now for some closeups. Yes, I went hog wild on the quilting - it was so liberating to just doodle all sorts of designs.
More closeups to show cause the areas are so different!
Here's a super close-up shot.
BTW, I used a 14 stitches per inch setting, and probably could have gone smaller. For reference, all of my other quilts use 10 stitches per inch.
The border has simple piano keys, whose lines are duplicated on each side. This allows for all of the attention to be on the pretty quilting in the center.
And don't you just love how black attracts all sorts of fuzz?
So if your feeling the love for all that paperclips represent, head on over to Etsy to get started on your own!
Happy National Paperclip Day!