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Monday, December 19, 2011
A SPECIAL WALL HANGING
If you wonder why I titled this 'A Special Wall Hanging' it's because that's how I feel about it LOL!! It started with the little metal and wooden hangers my friend and I found on clearance for $1.00 each. She recently made a wall hanging for hers and, after showing it to me, I decided I needed to give it a try (even though she said she would make me one..wasn't that so sweet of her?!). It's special because it has the very first 'star' block I ever made and first 'house' block, too! The star, house and picket fence patterns come from a Thimbleberries book. I used her wall hanging to figure out what sizes I needed for the 9 patch blocks, borders, hanging loops and prairie points. I also had to figure out how to add the hanging loops and prairie points on my own since I never made anything like this and she is out of town at the moment. I quilted this using a variegated brown thread in the bobbin and on some dark areas on top; switched to a cream color thread for the top but kept the variegated brown thread in the bobbin since the backing is dark brown. In addition to some straight line quilting, in the closeup pic you can see the 'scalloped roof shingles' and smoke coming out of the 'chimney' that I free motion quilted..so much fun to do!! Even though I used (once again) leftover Fruitcake fabric that is a Christmas line (along with a fat quarter I purchased to go with it...not sure what line that is from), it doesn't look like a Christmas wall hanging so I can leave it up year round...and I plan on doing so since I love it and am so proud of it!