This was the start of my attempting the other day... and let's just say it didn't go so well.
After spending the mid-day with my mom for some mother/daughter time, I came home and hit the ground running again. A friend in our small group wanted a bib for her son. He was born in January and I didn't start making the bibs until Spring Break.... Sorry about that, Courtney.
I did think ahead to do a practice run. I am sure that anyone who sews says to always do a practice project before you use the real material. But honestly, who has time for that? Why would I waste the cloth, thread and time to do a practice one... oh wait... so that you can make sure it works and not mess up your final project... go figure! I ended up having a few small problems with this design and had to go back and adjust the embroidery file... so in this case... the practice was helpful. I reserve my right to not do practice projects in the future. :)
I followed this blog that was recommended from a friend with the steps on how to applique. If you look closely, the design is fairly similar to hers. It was good practice and hopefully now I can start branching out on my own... we'll see.
Sneak peak at the finished design.
Now all I had left was to put it together as a bib. I hope Courtney likes it! :)