The sun shined very briefly this morning, right after I took these pictures; yet, I think you will be able to enjoy them. I am really happy with this wall hanging called “Studio Garden” – when I made it there were no flowers outside, so I had to make up my own in my quilting studio. The wall hanging is 35″ long and 18″ wide and is fat quarter friendly.
There is a lot of machine applique in this wall hanging, including the flowers, leaves and stems, and… surprise – the borders!
No triangles were sewn: those appearing on the borders
are cut from a template, fused using HeatnBond Lite and appliqued to the quilt with blanket stitch. I worked with Aurifil threads: piecing with 50 wt, appliqueing with 40 wt, and quilting with 50 wt also. The quilting has a soft, delicate feel to it, which you can easily achieve using Aurifil 50 wt as it is thin yet strong.
Another surprise on this wall hanging: the pinwheels are 3D, a technique I came up with which is different from the 3D pinwheels out there. They are tacked to the background flower by hand at four seams, then at the center when you hand stitch the button on the center.
Until next week,