"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Memory quilt wall hanging finished.

I finally put the wadding and backing on this wall hanging, and 'bagged' it to finish off rather than add a border, because I didn't want to put anything around the edge of the 'woodwork' fabric. I haven't quilted any of it yet; instead I've used vintage brooches and buttons in strategic places to hold the layers together. As it won't be on a bed or chair, nor thrown into a washing machine at any time in the near future, I'm not too concerned about the lack of quilting. I could hand quilt in the ditch around the black areas, but for now I'll leave it. Ken has already chosen a spot to hang it - in the lounge room, by taking down a tapestry that wasn't done by me. I'm just pleased that he likes it enough to hang it in the lounge, rather than be rolled up and stored with the rest of my projects, lol!

7 comments:

Miss 376 said...

It's right that it should be in full view, a great piece

Dani said...

Very nice....a little quilting in the ditch would set it off but its wonderful just as it is...

Pam Kellogg said...

What a lovely wall quilt Gina! I'm going to click on the photo to see up close.

Joanne said...

It's so sweet, Gina. I love that you've made it a pretty, homey shelf of items rather than just a panel of photos.

Joy V said...

Looks lovely Gina - you don't have to 'quilt' it if you don't want to.

Stitching Noni said...

What a beautiful hanging, and yes it absolutely should be out in full view for everyone to see it ;0)

Connie said...

Very pretty and such a nice memorial to those in the photos.