Friday, November 4, 2011

home sweet home {a wall quilt}


I finished the top for this wall hanging about 9 months ago.  I had a spot in mind for it when we made the offer on new house, and now it's finally done!  The spot in my house at the end of the hallway between the boys' bedrooms doesn't get much sun so I took these photos outside.


I used part of a Central Park charm pack for the squares and the trees and scraps of fabric for the house.  I like the cheerfulness of all the colors.


I decided to quilt it using a meandering flower pattern.  Considering this may be my fourth time free-motion quilting, this one is a success and I will be using this pattern again.  I had to doodle the flowers on paper first so I could get the right idea and it took a few tries.  But once I transferred the idea to the quilt, it went really smoothly.  I spent 2 hours quilting the entire thing on my regular old machine.


I just love this binding.  I think it's from the Punctuation line.  I colors are great and the stripes are just the right size.  I love having a stripey binding that appears to wrap around the edges of the quilt.


Now I just need to add a way to hang it and I will have something lovely to look at when I wake up the boys in the morning . . . besides them of course.


This wall hanging measures 45-1/2 by 26 inches.

8 comments:

  1. Really pretty. I love the fabrics and the design is so cute. What a great sight it will be first thing in the morning.

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  2. Super cute! I love the placement of the colors and the house in the middle.

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  3. I love it! Very creative!!

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  4. Oh..it must just brighten up the wall!! Love it!!!

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  5. Very cute. I love the fabric and the way you made a unique quilt for your new home!
    Mrs.Hearts
    www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com

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  6. so pretty!

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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