Thursday, April 4, 2019

You Got This!

I've taken a little break from strings and scraps, and created something fun from my April Book of the Month choice, Sew Emoji (affiliate link), by Gailen Runge.

You Got This! Emoji quilt by QuiltFabrication from Sew Emoji

Isn't he cute??? To me, he just says "You Got This!", a little awesome nugget of encouragement that's needed now and then. He's a great addition to my mini collection!

Like Flat Stanley, I had fun placing him in various areas around the yard, with each setting evoking a different message. I could have named my little Emoji any of the following names:

Hey There!

Hey There! Emoji quilt by QuiltFabrication

Hey Friend!

Hey Friend! Emoji quilt by QuiltFabrication

Lookin' Good!

Lookin' Good! Emoji quilt by QuiltFabrication


Nice! Emoji quilt by QuiltFabrication

You Got This!

You Got This! Emoji quilt by QuiltFabrication

Which version do you like? Or maybe there are other suggestions??

Can you tell I had fun with this project? If there are teens around you, they would love this too. Gailen's Sew Emoji book is full of patterns to make lots of faces as given or combine the various pieces to make your own - there's lots of choices! Projects range from a twin size quilt, to pillows, or to a simple wall hanging, like mine.

When I started reading this book, I immediately felt a kinship with Gailen as our quilting approaches are very much the same. We both love glue, use simple, common tools, and use basic threads and fabrics that are easily found. And her explanations on how to apply applique and different ways to stitch it down are well worth the price of the book. Gailen and I could be very good friends!

For my project, I used lightweight fusible interfacing for the circle, just like I did for the Going In Circles quilt.

fusible interfacing to attach circle

The eyes, eyebrows, and mouth were fused on and stitched down with a zigzag and invisible thread. Then I decided I wanted a decorative flange near the border, which I sewed down before trimming the excess background.

decorative flange for You Got This!

With an added border, I used a stencil and pounce pad to mark the squares,

stencil and pounce pad to mark squares for quilting

so that I could quilt the Structured Doodle Weave quilting design in the background. 

drawn out Structured Doodle Weave quilting

Circles and lines were added in the border, along with four little smiling faces, one for each corner.

smiling face in the lower quilt corner

smiling face in the upper quilt corner

Who wouldn't love this?

If you're looking for a fun, easy, quick project for an Emoji loving teen, or maybe someone who needs a pick-me-up, I highly recommend the Sew Emoji book (affiliate link- these Emoji's are just too cute!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Adorable, I love the ghosted emoji in the outside border!

  2. My grandsons would love this. Looks great in the grass. The flange adds a lot, will remember this when I have solid on solid.

  3. So cute!! Your quilting is great on this!!

  4. Susan, you do so well on your projects! Your quilting is something else! So neat and each time you quilt one the pattern compliments the design! Have a great day!

  5. Just adorable! Love all your quilting.

  6. You do beautiful work and your patterns are so cute!


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