Peaceful Garden has been a super project to make, and I really am pleased with it. This pretty wall hanging is now completed, and a label has been stitched to the back along with a narrow quilt sleeve so it can be displayed on the wall of my swing studio. I'll soon need some more decorative quilt hangers! This pattern is designed by the Australian designer Anni Downs (Hatched and Patched) and it was bought as a kit from Cross Patch, my favourite online shop, based in Wales, here in the UK. Julia puts some gorgeous kits together, and this one even included the backing and binding fabric. I really do love stripey bindings!...
...how do you hang your quilts? I always hand stitch a sleeve to the back, slip stitched carefully so the stitches don't show through to the front of the quilt, and ensuring there is plenty of room for the hanger. There's nothing worse than seeing a beautiful quilt on display, but let down by an inadequate quilt sleeve (often quilt shows will have guidance on the size of sleeve recommended). As this is only for display in my studio, and not in a competition, I only needed a narrow one, and the quilt sleeve was pieced together from from some leftover scraps from the kit, and a I also managed to squeeze a small label too. This decorative quilt hanger will look really pretty on the wall of my sewing studio, and I'm hoping to source some more of these smaller quilt hangers as they look so pretty, and my walls are filling up fast!
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