This is a wallhanging that I managed to finish a few years back. Because we are now in the Christmas Season, I thought that you might like to see it.
The snowmen were actually printed onto one piece of fabric. One lady I knew, made place mats out of the blocks. I chose not to. Sometimes, I love to see what I can do with panels that have printed blocks on them. I decided to make a wallhanging. I used some navy blue fabric that kind of reminded me of snow falling and I think that it works well with the blocks.
Close up of my happy snowman. I love snowflakes and snowmen.
I think that I used a fusible to make the snowflake and attach it to the background. And I used 2 layers of the white fabric so that the navy blue background would not show through as much. A quick and very easy project to make indeed. Now, to make this post a bit more interesting, I also quilted a wallhanging for Judi, but it is not Christmas related at all.
All I was told was “no horseshoes at all.” Ok, here we go. Once I began to quilt this, the fabrics helped me out alot. In the centre section, I merely outlined the horses, grasses and the rocks.
Even the horses were stitched so that the shading seemed to be more 3D than what it actually is. I used a golden brown polyester thread on the top and in the bobbin. Less tension issues when you use the same thread color for the top and the bobbin.
Here is how the stitching turned out for the grass and the dirt.
Because this wallhanging has 2 borders, I decided to stitch some swirls in the inner brown border-just to add some texture that was different from the other border. The yellow border seemed to be a bit challenging but I decided to follow the lines of the fabric and it turned out well, I think.
Hope you are enjoying the Christmas season so far. It seems like it is the season
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Have a great week! Ruth
5 thoughts on “It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas.”
Such a pretty Christmas piece…glad you shared it
I love using panels, especially when they are intended as gifts! I just picked up a Halloween theme one at the thrift store so have a plan for it before next year.
I’m a big fan of snowflakes and I really like how you paired them with the snowmen panels. Great quilting on the horse quilt — well done!
very lovely work
I love snowmen so of course I love your quilt. But I also like messing with panels and rearranging them adding borders etc.