Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Wisdom Hope Quilt

By my front door, there is a space on the wall. We used to have a beautiful picture by Gary Hodges on there - a pencil drawn pic of two elephants with their trunks entwined called 'Friends'. But I decided that this needed to come down, so I could hang one of my quilts.

I decided to do some crazy quilting. I like crazy quilting because it's very similar to foundation paper piecing, only a bit in reverse. There's no paper, but there is a muslin foundation.

I used the pattern that came with my Crazy Quilting Craftsy class, from Allie Aller, but used the first, straight cut flip and sew. Then I dug out my much-too-large bag of scraps to try and use up some of it. I decided I'd do four blocks and I wanted to fussy cut the central piece.

I had some wonderful fabric that had lots of inspirational words on it and picked out the two that meant the most to me. These being 'Wisdom' and 'Hope'.

I very quickly pieced them together and began sewing some hand embroidery on them yesterday. I've still got a lot of embroidery to do, but I'm very pleased with how it all worked out.

This quilt will be a nice decoration by my front door and I hope it will spark off some conversation with my neighbours!

So how about you? Do you have your pieces on display in your home? Which room are they in? Or are you kept so busy making stuff for everyone else, you don't get time to create for yourself?

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