It took a while to get everything together, but I finished the wall hanging at last! I ended up using two layers of soft medium weight stabilizer for the designs. I used a museum binding and have tabs on the back for hanging. The sashing is a metallic ribbon, so it’s a little puckered. But, overall, you can see the designs came out lovely! It really made a nice Easter display. Thanks for you help and advice!
My next project is the Eagle Owl — a pattern I bought years ago. I’m focused now, so I’m really excited to get started on that challenge. I’m even thinking of doing it on balsa wood!
Laura – you did a really beautiful job. It looks very professional! I’m sure it brought joy to a lot of people. How is the Owl coming :)?? Suz
I wanted to share with you my version of the Steampunk Lady. It was my first split design I ever stitched. Although nothing I do is ever perfect, I was really pleased with the results.
Well, Lois, you should be pleased – I think she looks fantastic – great job. And I’m sure your lady will help encourage others to try the large designs!!! I like the stitching you did in the background too. Suz
Five years ago I stitched your Large Christmas Tree 2012 (BFC-1220) on a single sheet of balsa wood that was 18″ x 26″ and framed it to a completed size of 20″ x 27″ as a wall hanging.
This year I again used the design to make another wall hanging and during the five years it had grown and needed a 22″ x 30″ piece of balsa wood, framed out to a finished size of 24 1/4″ x 33″ and took on a trimming of lights.
I love your embroidery on Balsa wood – the trees really look great on it.
I’ll send you a photo soon cause I did not have the fibers so did something a little different but actually love.
Completion of Stained Glass Floral Triptych. Don’t think photo does it any real justice. Since I didn’t have fibers, I used a lightly molted batik and iris, gold and a light brown metallic in all of the open areas. It sparkles. I’ll send another pix when completed. Jody
I love what you’ve done in place of the fibers on the Floral Triptych! Very creative and really pretty. Suz
I got two of these Geisha panels years and years ago from E-Quilter online, and just recently decided to do something with one of them. Can’t see it in the pic, but I outlined most of the wisteria, flowers, stream and the Geishas and with matching threads. Then I cross-hatched the black borders and then hand stitched all the Geisha heads and the warriors. I also used black batting. Decided since it “could” be reversible I made tabs and used a bamboo plant stake to hang it from.
I’m envious sunny!!!! I got that same panel way back and mine has not been stitched into anything yet. This is a beautiful use for it! I like the balance between the individual designs and the large panel.
From Jan: I love this design. I donated this one to a silent auction in support of the arts programs at our local community college.
I asked if I could post him here:
Absolutely. Before I sent it I went to your BLOG to see all the projects others have made and there wasn’t an Owlbert. I mounted mine on canvas. Owlbert got a lot of buzz at the auction and he did well. Jan
He is just gorgeous Jan – I love the way you have created him. Suz
Donna did a beautiful and very decorative Under the Sea Wall Hanging. I asked her about whether she had quilted through to the backing and this is her response:
I inspected and did not do any quilting after I put the backing on. It is loose. There was already so much stitching on the top that I did not do anymore There was fusible fleece under the top when I did all the stitching on it. Donna
I think this is fine for large heavy wall hangings! Especially when you have added things like beads, buttons, shells and crystal. If after finishing you project, the backing seems too loose, just ad a few hand stitches here and there to hold it in place.
I have so
enjoyed doing these squares and loved each and every one of them … thank you
ever so much.
putting this all together last night and though it isn’t perfect (arthritic
hands etc. ) its my project and I love it.
you doing this for us.
I’m not very good at doing pics and hope they come out so you can see what I did.
Hi Rosemary – They look beautiful! What a great idea. I like the gold fabric with them and that is a really pretty quilt hanger!
for your kind words, I just so enjoyed doing these squares and couldn’t wait
for the next one to appear, you probably didn’t see it but in each square I
used a metallic thread and it looks great.
almost wallpaper my home with wallhangings!!! Each one having their own