I cannot believe that I forgot to show you the finished Woolly Basket wall hanging (pattern by Dawn Heese). After all the excitement of our local quilt exhibition and preparation (sewing hanging sleeves) I forgot to post photos on my blog.
Simple stipple in the linen backgrounds.
Machine quilted a stencil pattern that fitted onto the border, this is my favourite stencil our group owns, as I know I can do it on the machine....but I do get lost trying to see the pen markings (must get my eyes checked) sometimes when the fabric is dark. I used a Frixon pen, which is great, as the line is thin but clear. However when I ironed it out there was a faint loss of colour. Not a lot, but I did notice it. So I will be a bit more paranoid about where I use this pen in future.
The combined quilting was sufficient to make the sashing pop, so I left it unquilted. Really happy with this wall hanging and the wool applique was perfect for winter nights stitching, so I will be doing some more this winter.
AND the bonus is that my father made me this lovely shelf/quilt hanger, which I made sure was the exact size to fit this quilt. Now just got to get hubby to fix it the wall!
Happy quilting Sue.