Once again, the Christmas Season has snuck upon me. I must
be getting older because I say that it comes around faster every year.
Although this wallhanging is not Christmasy, it is red and hopefully,
will put you in the Christmas Spirit.
Dale brought me this wallhanging.
“Do what you want” were her
exact words. That sounds like a whole lot of fun to me.
I had visions of swirls, instead of sugar plums, dancing in
The Poppies were SID with a smoky monofilament thread. It
really blends well with dark backgrounds and you don’t have
to constantly change thread colors, although I didn’t have to
do that here.
I love the poppies in this wallhanging. I used a black
Glide thread for the black background because I wanted
to give it some extra sheen.
In the border, I quilted in straight lines. I didn’t want a fancy
border to take away from the poppies so I kept it fairly simple.
I used a red polyester thread for the border area.
How can you not love these poppies? It is a gift
for a special military man.
The backing shows up the quilting nicely. Black was the
color of the backing but it looks silver here.
Here again, the backing does not look black. The Poppies
stand out alot here. I sometimes love the back of a quilt
as much as the front. It tells the same story but just in
a different color.
Hope you have a great week and don’t stress too much
about Christmas and all that has to be done. By the time
Christmas Day gets here, you will have it all done.