Shannon Berrey

This is our State

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

When we attend the NC State ballgames, we are overwhelmed with the student school spirit. Those Wolfpacks have some pretty loud and proud fans in their stands. One of their slogans is 'This is our State'. I thought this would be fun to incorporate into a pillow for Maris' dorm room. 



On the back side of a piece of black and white ticking, I sketched the silhouette of North Carolina. I placed another piece of fabric, right sides together and cut out both pieces. 

I printed out the words on the computer and enlarged them to a size that was appropriate. Using a window as a lightbox, I taped the text to the window and then taped the pillow front on top of it. 



I traced the text with a pencil.



I used white acrylic craft paint mixed with textile medium and painted in the text.



When that was dry, I went over it with a red metallic paint. With the right sides together, I stitched about 1/4" from the edge, leaving about a 4" opening at the bottom. This allowed me to turn it inside out. I stuffed it, making sure to fill all of the little jut-outs of the state. I then hand stitched the opening closed. 













Wouldn't you think that there are no more places for pillows {here and here} in her dorm room now??

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This cracked me up, so I'm sharing -- this is what spellcheck wanted to change 'ballgame' to:




Really???






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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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