I enjoy making items that can be used in more than one way. This little piece was made from a quilted pillow pattern called Township from Moda. I knew a couch pillow at my house would mean Sami would be in the dog house for sure. She would immediately claim it as her own and the fights would begin.
I loved the pattern and decided it would be more useful at our house as a small table runner. I also added a hanging sleeve to the back so it could be used as a wall hanging. One of these days it may become a pillow.
I used a charm pack called Basically Holiday from Benartex. It is hand quilted around the houses and blocks and measures 18″x29″.
Moda Bake Shop is a wonderful place to find free patterns.
This is the last of my Four Seasons wall hangings and I think it is my favorite. I love all the birds and their nests. If you missed seasons 1-3 you can find them on my previous posts.
Shown below they are hanging in window openings on the second floor of my house. It was very hard to get pictures. I ended up scrunched up on the stairway without a way to get all four in the picture at one time.
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Here is number three of my Four Seasons wall hangings. The snowy winter scene was yardage fabric that I cut into six sections and added sashings. To see the first two wall hangings of this series you can find them here: Four Seasons Wall Hanging #1 of 4 – Summer and Four Seasons Wall Hanging – #2 of 4 – Fall.
This wall hanging was based on a pattern called Autumn Retreat designed by eQuilter and Jude Spero of Little Louise Designs.
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Block #2 of the I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along, 2017 is from April Adams of Janda Bend Quilts. I used the Tri Recs Triangle Ruler for the first time since purchasing it over a year ago. After being intimidated by these little pieces of plastic for so long I decided to make an attempt. I am happy to say it was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Only two little 3 1/2″ blocks were sacrificed before I figured it out. It may not be perfect but I did not take the tops of any of my trees.
I am looking forward to seeing the other blocks the group has completed.
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Here is my #2 of the Four Seasons Wall Hanging series. It is based on a pattern called Autumn Retreat designed by eQuilter and Jude Spero of Little Louise Designs.
The fabric is yardage from JoAnn’s that I cut apart and added the window sashes. The borders are batik fabrics and I quilted it on my Juki long arm machine called Miss Daisy (as in driving Miss Daisy).
Two more to go.
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The entry of my house opens to the stairway, upstairs landing, and a long hallway to the kitchen and living room. The second floor room that houses my ‘sweat shop’ has four openings looking out to the stairway and the downstairs entry way. These window type openings are the perfect place to display small quilts or wall hangings. Since I have four openings I thought of the four seasons even though we do not have the typical seasons here in sunny Florida.
The wall hanging pattern I picked is called Autumn Retreat designed by eQuilter and Jude Spero of Little Louise Designs. Their pattern featured a lovely fabric called Nature Hike for Timeless Treasures and had six window type blocks all together to make one large wall hanging. Since my windows are 35″ wide and I have four, I thought I would adjust the pattern to make it work as individual units.
The first of my Four Seasons projects is Summer. I found this fabric at JoAnn’s as yardage and not a panel but it has everything I think of as summer related: watermelons, flags, picnics, and pickup trucks.
Three more seasons to post.
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A friend of mine asked me to make him a wall hanging from this panel his wife picked up at a close out sale. He only wanted it bordered and quilted with a ‘way to hang’ it on the back. I showed him pictures of panels cut and framed to look like a window but he was sure of what he wanted, so here it is. I used moss green batik for the first border and bark brown batik for border #2. After quilting I used a black binding and added a hanging tube on the back. He was very happy with the result and I will probably get a few more orders from his friends.
This wall hanging is based on a pattern called Jolly Greeting Wall Hanging designed by Sandy at Up Stairs Hobby Room. It ended up being 17″ x 52″ after quilting. The pattern called for half square triangles (HST) borders all around but I replaced those with 2 1/2″ white snowflake fabric strips and I replaced the center of the star with a fussy cut Santa face. The binding is red and white stripe fabric.
It was a very easy project and could be pieced in an afternoon. I think I will add the HST borders on the next one. They will add more color and frame the piece better.