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Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Wall Hanging

Right now, it is 40" x 18".  I am liking it as a wall hanging, but will wait a couple of days to finish it until I decide.  So far, I have learned a few things from this project.
1.  It is important to pay attention to your light and dark values and make sure I get some contrast that adds excitement.
2.  Stripes and dots can work very effectively together.
3.  Tearing the fabric instead of cutting it with a roller blade saves time, but gives weak edges in loosely woven fabric.
4.  It is hard for me to stick with just five colors.
5.  I am easily discouraged when I forget that I am doing this for myself.
6.  I really love these colors and these fabrics, but I don't really want a big quilt of them.  A wall hanging is just perfect.
When I finish this, I will be hand quilting it with pearl cotton. 


  1. It looks so great as a wall hanging! I was thinking long and rectangular for myself, and thought I might make a pretty scarf

  2. I agree with a lot of what you said. Sometimes I tear, but I do use my scissors a lot... I also know, I don't like things "to linear"... I need angles... I love this as a wall hanging!
    that yummy RED in there is so great!

  3. There are so many things I like a lot about this wall hanging! Enjoyed reading your summary of things learned ... love it when pros share their insights.

  4. I love stripes and dots together! But I'm not one who can tear my fabric. I have to use scissors or a rotary cutter. And I'm having to teach myself how NOT to be so symmetrical all the time!


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