Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Baseball Art

The Superbowl is over, can we blog about baseball?

We drew my brother-in-law's name for Christmas.  He's a HUGE baseball fan and even played a little in the minors.  I was inspired by this:
Baseball Life Quote Home Sign

I used the freezer-paper stencil technique on some linen-like fabric for the letters.  I wanted to stitch the 2 pieces together using a baseball stitch, but despite reading several tutorials and even watching a video, it just wouldn't look right. I finally gave up and  just stitched each side separately.  Then I used fusible webbing to attach it to a piece of foam board and put it in a frame.




Did you spot the error?  I just did.  I think this thing has got about 500 pins and some one just pointed out the error.  So do I call up my bro-in-law and tell him I'll fix it?


Linking up here.
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18 comments:

  1. I love it. Super clever and your version turned out great.

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  2. this is great - I especially like the stitching that resembles a b-ball!

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  3. I just love the stictching detail!

    Thanks so much for taking part in our Pin'Inspiration Party. Hope that you are having as much fun exploring as I am and that you'll take part in helping the "Beat the Winter Blues" on Saturday.

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  4. I love this idea! My son is a high school baseball coach. I see one of these in his future. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. Nice work! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  6. Love it! My husband played minor league ball too and would have loved this as a gift. I'm your newest linky follower. Stop by www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com and check me out.

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  7. My husband and daughter are counting down until spring training starts! My husband would love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This looks really good! I love that you used the freezer paper method! I really need to try that!

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  9. Great wall art! My husband would love something like this in his home office! Thanks for linking to A Couple of Craft Addicts!

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  10. love the thoughts and perspective!!
    I am your newest linky follower..pls follow back if you can.
    I am ready for some baseball and baseball weather!!

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  11. Oh I love this! It would be great if you would share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/fun-stuff-fridays-11.html

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  12. Love this! My friend Amy needs this for sure...she is a baseball nut! I am usually over here adding my links, but I am hosting my first link party and would love for you to add this along with anything else you like! http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-1.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  13. I featured your Baseball art today on my blog! It was one of the top viewed links from Friday Frolic. Thanks for linking up! Have a great week.

    Karen@Pocket Full of Pink

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  14. what a PERFECT baseball project! I LOVE your signs!!! Anddd YAYYYY for baseball!!! :o) Thank you so much for linking up :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  15. Just came here from Pinterest...yes I spotted it immediately! But it's funny how you can miss something so plainly wrong right in front of your eyes! Happens to the best of us, definitely!!! LOL :o)

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