Woolly Basket wall hanging finish

I cannot believe that I forgot to show you the finished Woolly Basket wall hanging (pattern by Dawn Heese).  After all the excitement of our local quilt exhibition and preparation (sewing hanging sleeves) I forgot to post photos on my blog.   
 Simple stipple in the linen backgrounds.
Machine quilted a stencil pattern that fitted onto the border, this is my favourite stencil our group owns, as I know I can do it on the machine....but I do get lost trying to see the pen markings (must get my eyes checked) sometimes when the fabric is dark.  I used a Frixon pen, which is great, as the line is thin but clear.  However when I ironed it out there was a faint loss of colour.  Not a lot, but I did notice it.  So I will be a bit more paranoid about where I use this pen in future.  
The combined quilting was sufficient to make the sashing pop, so I left it unquilted.  Really happy with this wall hanging and the wool applique was perfect for winter nights stitching, so I will be doing some more this winter.  
AND the bonus is that my father made me this lovely shelf/quilt hanger, which I made sure was the exact size to fit this quilt.  Now just got to get hubby to fix it  the wall!
Happy quilting Sue.

10 comments:

  1. Love the hanger, good dad you have, and it looked great hanging at the quilt show.

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  2. oh that looks great and will be wonderful once hanging at home for you from your new shelf.......

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  3. I love your quilt - worked out just lovely. Yes the frixion pens can bleach the fabric, I only like using it on light fabrics which won't show. Love your new shelf/quilt hanger...
    Hugz

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  4. I LOVE this little quilt, Sue. I think your colors work beautifully, and the whole thing is as happy as can be!

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  5. Your quilt is really lovely, and your quilting is perfect! I've had a similar experience with Frixion pens too. ---"Love"

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  6. It is stunning! I love Dawn's designs and you really have done this one justice. I don't use any chemical marking pens for the very reason you mentioned. I use a Sewline white lead or regular lead pencil very lightly. I am so afraid of what those chemicals will do over time. I'm glad your experience wasn't that bad! This is beautiful!

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  7. I love your shelf/quilt hanger! Perfect for this lovely quilt. Did your father make up the design, or is there a pattern somewhere for the hanger?

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  8. What a lovely quilt hanger to display your woolie baskets. It's a wonderful finish. I'm glad the marker you used didn't do anything too noticeable. I'm pretty cautious like Wendy.

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  9. Love the prim style wool baskets piece. Just my style. I do watch what I use the Frixion pens on as it can leave a bit of white line. Those pens really weren't meant for making quilts.

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  10. I think I might need to sew smaller projects so that I have more finishes. Most of my PHD's are large or complicated.

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