Over the past few weeks I've been dipping in and out of a variety of projects. This pattern is Life's a Journey quilt by House on the Hill Design Company, and was bought as a kit that included the pattern, fabrics and buttons from Coast & Country Crafts and Quilts...
...I've hand appliqued the applique shapes, using Lite Steam-a-seam 2 to fuse the fabric shapes to the background fabric, and 2 strands of DMC embroidery thread in matching colours for the blanket stitch. A strip of fabric has been frayed and tied in a floppy bow on the hand embroidered hair...
...simple hand embroidery and button "flowers" are scattered at the lower edge of the centre panel. More buttons are used to trim the appliqued hearts. These were slip stitched in place using a very fine 80wt Aurifil thread. I've hand quilted around these hearts very simply using a variegated red Valdani perle thread shade O78...
...more buttons are holding the tabs in place along the top. The rest of this wall hanging has been machine quilted very simply, with a neat quarter inch binding. A small hand embroidered quilt label, with a raw-edged applique heart and embellished with a vintage button, has been stitched by hand to the back, and finishes it off...
...and here's the finished wallhanging, all ready to put on display in my sewing studio. This is approx 24" x 32" and I'm using a very simple wire hanger with a dowel rod for hanging this one.
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