Amanda’s Quilt Wall Hanging

When we were in Amish country (Holmes County, Ohio) last fall, I found this pattern for Amanda’s Quilt.  I finally got around to making it and it would have been a fairly easy project had I not decided to make the quilt of one-inch blocks (1/2 inch finished).  The pieces were too heavy and bumpy for fusing.  I would suggest using a fabric that looks like a quilt, rather than trying to put one together as I did. 

The pieces were fused onto the background fabric, zigzag stitched with invisible thread and the facial features were done with permanent fabric markers. 

The pattern also includes instructions for a thread spool border but I used smaller borders to make the piece the size I needed.

The pattern is #20011, made by Pine Meadows Designs, Connie D. Roys, 975 Hickory Grove, Medina, OH 44256. 

Lodge Style Log Cabin Hanging

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In the relatively quiet week between Christmas and New Year’s, I made a new wall hanging for my lodge-themed guest bedroom.  It was based on a pattern I picked up in September at Miller’s Dry Goods in Charm, Ohio (Holmes County Amish Country).  The pattern is called “Log Cabin”  (#99001) by Pine Meadows Designs.  The pattern size is 23-1/2″ long x 27″ wide and I added a wide border to come up with the size that I wanted to hang over a queen size bed.

The pattern and instructions are very complete for the center cabin and lake scene which is appliqued using fusible web and invisible thread.  There are 22 log cabin blocks around the centerpiece which can be paper pieced (patterns provided) or simply sewn together as I have done.  

I quilted with invisible thread, echoing the design in the center and using stich-in-the-ditch and some cross lines to accent the small log cabin blocks. 

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It is a fairly simple pattern and not too time-consuming, resulting in a very colorful wall hanging which is perfect in my lodge style room.