This Christmas Tree Wall Hanging was finished up this year in time to enter the fall fair. It was foundation pieced from a pattern – sorry I cannot remember the name of the designer. I quilted it with a dense snowflake design in a gold thread, which looks very attractive and wintery too!
Some day, I will get out some buttons and bead to embellish the tree. After all, Christmas trees need to be decorated, don’t they?
This attractive traditional design is called Trip Around the World. How fitting that I finished the hand quilting on this lovely little flannel quilt on a trip out east this summer. The interior was quilted sporadically over the spring and early summer and then I quilted the borders on the trip. I hand stitched the binding during a few spare moments on the trip. I added a hanging sleeve to make it convenient for use as a wall hanging. Flannel is soft and does not hold its shape well for uses like hanging, but it is definitely cosy!
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!
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!
This little wall hanging started with one leftover block from my Christmas Scenes quilt (2014-15). I don’t like leftovers! They take up space, clutter my work area and interfere with my creativity. Through experience, I have found it is much better for me to make another quick project with the leftovers or simply give them away. For this little block, I decided on a quickie project. To complete it, I added a red inner border and a fussy cut Christmas themed outer border that picked up all the colours. The custom quilting finished it off nicely and the green print binding echoed the star points. With the added hanging sleeve, it makes a nice little wall hanging that will either be a hostess gift or a donation to my guild’s boutique sale.