Ruby Star Wrapping: The Resplendent Rose
I am going to start out by saying that I love Melody Miller and Allison Tannery’s book, Ruby Star Wrapping. Flipping through it this weekend, I found so many simple projects that introduce a new technique or just look fun. I’m happy to be sharing my versions of the Resplendent Rose project today as part of the Ruby Star Wrap Along. Thanks, Amy, for organizing and inviting me to participate.
I had a lot of fun with this little project… I got to use elastic thread for the first time (which I had in my stash, surprisingly enough). I pulled out felt and my long neglected glue gun, and got to use up some fabric scraps. What’s not to love? I will admit that I am not a fantastic fabric flower maker, although with lots of practice I’m sure I could better approximate the flowers in the book.
A few tips (besides the obvious one–go out and buy the book! Or ask your library to buy it for you!):
Elastic thread is actually really easy to use–handwind the bobbin and have fun. I liked that the authors admonish you to take the elastic thread out as soon as you are done with it, and re-adjust your settings, so your machine doesn’t freak out the next time you sit down to sew.
I made 3 flowers–one cut on the bias like the authors recommend, one using ripped (not rotary cut) fabric, and one with a skinnier strip than suggested. I found the skinnier strip a little easier to work with (the gray with colored flowers), and liked the look of the ripped fabric (yellow). And I think they look pretty cute on these presents, sharpie marker label and all.
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