Saturday, September 19, 2009

Christmas Holiday Wallhangings

This cute wallhanging is appropriately named "Joys of Christmas".  It was made using a lot of fusible web, and echo quilted. I found some of the cutest buttons to embellish this piece. It's only 29" X 34 1/2" in size but just eminates all things Holiday!

I know it's only September, but it is time to start thinking about the Holidays! This wallhanging is called "Sunset Nativity" and was machine appliqued with a fine satin stitch. The sunset fabric just makes the black silhouette pop.  It's size is 19 1/2" X 36".  It almost has a stained glass effect.
Both of these are now for sale in my Etsy shop.  If you'd like to visit the shop just click on the Etsy button in the left column.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Synergy Blocks Completed!!

The blocks are finally complete!! This is a "Synergy" block designed by Jinny Beyer. It has been paper pieced and it's 10" square. I like to do my paper pieceing on tracing paper. I buy large 14" X 17" pads of paper from Hobby Lobby and trace the patterns myself.  I do a lot of paper pieceing and I find that tracing paper holds up very nicely with the smaller stitches required and it folds nicely for trimming without any tears.
The hardest part of this block was making the fabric choices! Last night I put the blocks together and now I just need to add the borders.  I will update with a picture when that's completed. Click on the picture to enlarge and see the fabrics if you like.