Monday, 29 July 2013

Grandmother's Fan Quilt / Hummingbird Wall Hanging

A few posts back, I wrote about how I wanted to make a Grandmother's fan quilt.

This was me playing with layouts....and I decided to go with this one:

I added a couple of  wide plain borders with the intention of doing appliqued hummingbirds and flowers all around but it just didn't look right.

So, I thought how about some Dresdens around the border?

I spent 2 days making a stack and I didn't like how they looked either, So I have decided to leave the borders plain and will instead quilt my hummingbirds and flowers into the borders.

Of course I had spent time drawing out my hummingbirds design and rather than not use them, I started a new wall hanging.

I appliqued my design and loaded it onto my hand sewing frame.  Some nice embroidery will bring out the details.

I will make a pieced border to frame this then FMQ it.  Really enjoying the hand embroidery bit and I've managed to get two projects out of one idea.  
I'll be a while on this one as there are two more hummingbirds to embroider.

See you all next time.


Diane-crewe said...

such beautiful work HAS to be used xx love both projects x

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Stunning work!! The detail is just gorgeous

Nancy Staub said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the hummingbird wall hanging!!!! You're AMAZING!!!!!! :-)

Susan Arnold said...

Beautiful work! I love seeing your creations

John'aLee said...

Your work is nothing short of amazing!

Stichinanabitchin said...

I love the humming birds, absolutely beautful.

Stichinanabitchin said...

I love the humming birds, absolutely beautful.

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