Monday, December 21, 2009

A busy little elf...

Okay, the elf thing might not be so funny except that I am, ahem, vertically challenged in this world. But, I have been busy. The creative juices have been hitting me and I have been playing with making things from fabric every little chance that I get. This wall hanging is my latest accomplishment. I finished it just a few minutes ago. It is made entirely of scraps from other projects. The backing is pieced with extra squares from the top in the middle of the backing in order to make the backing wide enough. Even the batting is all pieces butted up against one another and stitched.

As usual, the binding is not making me happy. I need to perfect that one of these days.

The darkness of the photo doesn't do the fabrics justice. The tree is made up of a dark green swirl with small gold accents and red berries. Love it!

Finished a Christmas gift today, but I can't show it to you, yet. I will post photos after the gift is given. Wouldn't want to ruin a surprise, would we???

Fun, fun, fun!


Rose Marie said...

I'm like you when I finish a quilt and the binding doesn't turn out right and no matter what you do, it just doesn't show it's true beauty because the quilt doesn't hang right.

This is my solution when that happens:

Give it a try and then let me know if it worked even a bit.

Now, when I make my bindings, they are either cut on the bias or on the WOF ... never the straight of the grain. When I sew the binding on, I gently pull the binding just a tad (don't pull the closer you get to the corners) so that when the binding relaxes, it pulls in any wonkiness and really helps the quilt to lie flat.

Happy New Year!

Jan Hatchett said...

Thanks for the tip. I will definitely be trying this for my next project!