The Silhouette Cameo Cutter, Paper Succulents and Miss Mossy

You probably know that I own a quilt shop in Franklin, NC, A Stitch in Time. (You'll find a free quilt pattern below!) Recently, Andrea, one of my employees, challenged the whole staff to each create a unique display for the shop. Great! Oh wait, did that include me? Of course it did. The instigator is just about finished with her display, so I went into a flurry to get mine in readiness before our deadline of July 17 (when our Carolina Shop Hop officially begins!).

Bonnie and I had covered one of my mannikins with moss for a quilt market display, and she was standing idle in the shop. We affectionately call her "Miss Mossy". Hmmmm. For the most recent quilt market, we had cut paper succulent flowers with the amazing Silhouette Cameo Cutter. Most of them made it back home safely, but I could cut a few more. Let's see what we can do...

Moss Covered Mannikin

The Silhouette Cameo Cutter will cut just about anything! Quilters use it to cut fabric shapes and paper templates. It also cuts adhesive vinyl. Have you noticed "This Place is Sew Pieceful" on the wall in my sewing studio videos? I cut them and easily applied them to the wall! For the flowers on my mannikin, I used various weights of card stock. See the steps below: 1. Cut; 2. Shape the petals (I just rolled the ends of each petal on a pencil); 3. Glue petals together with a glue gun; 4. Take a picture of your beautiful flower!

Making a flower on the Silhouette Cameo Cutter.

Now, adorn something with it! Here's my display for our challenge. (Notice the Keds from last week's post! And the Book Mobiles? I'll save those for next week's post!

Quilt Shop Window Display

If you like the quilt pictured above, the pattern (designed by Bonnie and me) is offered as Art Gallery's free, downloadable pattern for Bonnie's fabric line, Cultivate! Click the image below and you'll be taken to the pattern on Art Gallery's website.

Sucullent plance for Bonnie Christine's Succulance Fabric line for Art Gallery Fabrics.

And here's a little hint of what you'll see in Bonnie's next line...which should arrive any day now!

Thanks for visiting! Happy Sewing and God bless! Maxie