Tuesday, December 1, 2009

First wallhangings





I never thought I would be one of those quilters who made wall hangings. I admit to not really being into the whole decorating thing unless it is for holidays. Then I won this little kit and it all changed lol.



This kit came with everything needed to make the wall hanging including the hand dyed buttons and the pumpkin hanger. I love the fall leaves on the back.



I did all the stitching by hand and used it as the quilting also. I only quilted through the front and the batting though because I didn't want all those threads showing on the back.

 

I like how the grapes are a bunch of buttons.




Then I went to JoAnn's and they had this kit on sale. I needed something for a swap and thought this would be perfect.  The directions had me confused but since it is only log cabins I just winged it as usual.




I love the blues they had for this kit. Once again I did the quilting just through the batting and the front. I did some free motion quilting in the flower and stem. If this ends up being washed the edges of the flowers and leaves will fray but I think that will add to the dimension. I used a dark blue sheet for the back. The kit had white muslim but my blocks came out larger than theirs which made the backing material too small. That's OK since I didn't really like it anyways. I've never used muslim before and I don't think I really care for it in quilts.

Both of these have hanging sleeves on the back. It was the first time I have made sleeves before. Not too hard I guess.


Have you tried something new today?

4 comments:

Natalia said...

Very cute wall hangings!

Barb said...

I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve your wall hangings...they are awesome!!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

OH wow--both are truly beautiful and your work is great--good for you!!!
I think the daisy one would be nice for me???/
Have fun tomorrow--with whatever
Hugs, Di

Ivy said...

I am normally not a fan of wall hangings, but that blue one is beautiful! It sure would brighten a gloomy day, and bring summer indoors, any time of year.