Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Quilted wall hanging for Gramma

G Mary quilt 1
Finally: here's my final Christmas present. A couple of years ago I had made quilted holiday wall hangings for my mom and gramma, which were a big hit. My gramma liked hers so much that she wished she had another hanging of the same size that she could use for all seasons, so that's what I made. Though, I must admit, it looks a lot more Christmas-y in these photos than it does in person.

G Mary quilt hanging
The fabric I used is from the House of the Seven Gables collection by Blue Hill Fabrics. I live near the House of the Seven Gables, so this connection was too good to pass up. Big bonus that the fabrics were perfect for her living room, too!

Iris and G Mary quilt
The pattern is one I had made before, way back here, for a wedding quilt. I really like how this same pattern can look so modern and so traditional, depending on fabric choice.

G Mary quilt 2
I hadn't free-motion quilted anything in a looooong time, so I was really afraid at how this one would look, but it's a little like riding a bike. Though having a beer for lunch first certainly didn't hurt!

G Mary quilt machine-bound corner
I machine-bound this quilt to save some time. I think it looks okay, though not fantastic. I may have to try some other method next time to find a way that will work better for me.

Quilts have been few and far between for me lately. I'm hard at work on a Lisette Portfolio dress out of velveteen, continuing to avoid working on my Sew Colette Pastille dress for the sew-along... Fitting is scary!


eileensideways said...

that is really striking. i love the pattern and color combination.

Maureen said...

Beautiful work Karissa. Great use of the fabric you picked up at your local quilt shop, MarketPlace Quilts. Thanks for supporting a brick and mortar quilt shop.