A Spooky Hollow Wall Hanging

My oldest daughter who lives with me just finished this wonderful piece that has three panels with cross-stitch and quilting.  Everything was done by hand including piecing  and quilting the sashing and borders and sewing on the binding.

For the rod, she covered a dowel in copper tape and fashioned copper wire pieces for the ends.The piece measures 38 x 18 inches and is the perfect background over the mantel for her centerpiece design – WITCH’S NIGHT OUT.

Her crocheted spider web doily completes the arrangement.

It’s nice to have something a little different in décor from the usual jack o’lanterns and skeletons.

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Modern Sunbonnet Wall Hanging

For my birthday in 2009, my oldest daughter made up a bunch of hand embroidered redwork pieces featuring sunbonnet ladies doing various phases of quilting.  She got her patterns from Quilting Bee Designs.  I made up the first wall hanging using some of the panels in 2010:

Sunbonnet Quilters

Busy Quilt Room

Airing the Quilts

I was down to my last seven panels and used six of them to make a final wall hanging.  I like these blocks which have old-fashioned sunbonnet ladies working with all of the modern conveniences – designing on the computer, unloading fabric from the trunk of a car, washing in a modern washing machine, using the latest rotary cutters and sewing machine.  I used an alternate block called Road to Oklahoma from my Electric Quilt 6 software.

After I had assembled the top, my daughter took it back to hand quilt.  Her work is so beautiful.

I finished the quilt off with label, sleeve and binding.  For the label, I printed a recent picture of my daughter and me along with the description on fabric.

It makes a beautiful wall hanging and a fitting finale to working with some wonderful redwork embroidery.

I made up the 7th block as a mini-quilt for my tabletop rack and did some very simple machine quilting.

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