This wall hanging measures 35" x 15". For the wool applique and embroidery I used matching DMC floss. The shapes were fused with HeatnBond Lite (I love this product, and it is the only one I use for applique). I quilted around the applique shapes with monofilament; however, I wanted to quilt the background with a thread color that would complement, not compete with it. I chose a light (2310) Aurifil 50 wt - the perfect combination of color and weight for this bright background. I finished it with leftover binding from a flannel quilt I made a long time ago (see it here). The flannel binding added amazing depth to this quilt! I wish you could touch my wall hanging to feel all the wonderful textures...
The story behind this quilt: The other day I found some yellow and red triangles in my stash, which I had trimmed from blocks for a previous project (see it here). They were paired with RST so I just had to stitch them together, press, then assemble them into rows. What next? The resulting rectangle of half square triangles stayed on my design wall for a couple of weeks. The solution to my design problem came from two ladies, Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel, who own Quilted Crow, a store in Tasmania, Australia.
|Photo by Brent Kane for Martingale|
In the meantime, I hope you are keeping warm and quilting away!