Sunday, June 12, 2016

UM YA YA (not) EXPLAINED

 A few of you asked what Um Ya Ya means.  I just asked my DGS and he said it's a cheer that the school uses at games.  It really doesn't mean anything, except to yell in a group!

I thought I would show you how I made it.  I traced the letters on tracing paper and then pinned it to the accordion pad.  Then I used the free motion foot to trace around the letters and removed the paper.


Next I just filled in the letters with the gold thread (gold and black are the school colors.  I used King Tut Quilting Thread from Superior Threads (100% cotton) on top and just a white thread that I used for the bobbin when I appliqué.


I just sewed back and forth or up and down until it was mostly filled in.


I kind of like how it turned out.


It's fun to be able to do little jobs for family members.  Sewing does come in so handy for so many things.

7 comments:

Beth said...

You did a great job. So fun and so personal.

---"Love" said...

Very clever how you did that! He's going to love it! ---"Love"

Quilting Babcia said...

Looks great! I'd love to know what lettering template you used, or did you draw the letters free-hand?

Marsha said...

It turned out really cute. It's an easy way to dress up something kinda plain!

Janet O. said...

Well, you have made this "nonsense" phrase look very classy! : )
I like seeing your method. Great job!

Lori said...

Great way to sew those words!! It looks really good.

Connie said...

I love this idea, and can't wait to give it a try :)
Thanks for sharing.