Monthly Archives: January 2017

2017-2 Illusions Interleave

This interleave style wall hanging was my first venture into this quilting technique.  I used only three fabrics.  The magic came from the one variegated batik that gave great texture and dimension.  The tall navy triangle, the orange/gold triangle and the borders are all from one piece of fabric.  I learned a lot by doing this hanging!

The center is Quilt-As You Go, which is inherent in the technique.  I added the dense quilting on the outside borders to add extra texture and interest to the hanging.  One of my favourite projects of 2017!






2017-1 Hosta Wall Hanging

This hosta themed wall hanging is from a pattern designed by Elaine Quehl.  My quilting friend Sue went to a workshop with Elaine and then decided she would never complete the wall hanging.  So she brought me the cutout pieces of the hosta.  I selected a batik base from my stash and assembled and applied the hosta leaves to the background.

Using children’s school glue, I fused the top to the batting and backing making a fairly stiff sandwich that was easy to quilt.  It was quilted on my domestic machine in an echo pattern that followed the contours of the leaves.  I’m happy with how it turned out!