Irony is the Opposite of Wrinkly!
I had trouble with this assignment. Even though I do appreciate a good pun, my wonderful husband has declared our home a pun free zone. We once had an acquaintance who made every conversational encounter an excuse to see how many puns he could produce, hence my dear husband's banning of puns in the home. I did get totally inspired when my very wonderful girl friend presented me with a custom T-Shirt for my birthday. The front declares (in rhinestones) "Stash Queen" and the back shoulder "Irony is the Opposite of Wrinkly". This quilt came as a complete mental image which was then filed away for the intervening months.
The white fabric was densely stitched onto texture magic and steamed. The black circle in the white area has a thread sketched iron. I did this by tracing a clip art iron cartoon onto a piece of aged sulky solvy which had yellowed over the years and so let me see the black lines even on the black background. I placed black fabric under the solvy and tear away under it. I free motion stitched the iron outline. The image was all there and the stabilizers were easily torn away.
The little circles were reversed appliqued into place. Getting a good final circle of the right size was difficult for me until my husband suggested I use one of his "junk" vinyl records (one of his current passions is collecting and listening to music on old vinyl records) as they are a perfect 12 inch circle.
The binding was less than successful as I wanted to arrange the colors so I used a wrapped rather than mitered corner. I am going to work on that technique!
As always this was fun and a great way to stretch
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