Saturday, November 26, 2011

Western Wall Hanging

Slowly but surely, I am making my way through my customer's Christmas quilts.  This is for my client's daughter and her hubby.  It's going to look great in their house.
This center block fabric is printed with boots . . . 
. . . so, I ran with that idea and next to the brown rope border, the red border is quilted full of boots, steers, and hats. 
70/30 permanent press muslin blend on the back along with Quilter's Dream brand "Dream Poly" weighty batting. I have found that this combination wrinkle proofs a wall handing.  It won't sag, wrinkle and it hangs very well.  I have even rolled quilted wall hangings with tissue paper and sent them through the mail. They flip right out of the packaging with little distortion.  A little steam is all they need to hang nicely. 
I also attached a hanging sleeve.

I was not pleased with my last hanging sleeve because you could see the "rod bump" from the front of the quilt.  Here I found a great tutorial for the AQS Quilt show by Bonnie Browning .  This one works much better.  Although it's all hand sewn on the quilt back....ugh.
Like including batteries, it will be already to hang Christmas Day!


4 comments:

LynCC said...

Wow! This is fantastic! The thematic quilting is perfect.

Alycia said...

Wow! That is a neat quilt, but the quilting is spectacular!!! I love what you did!

Doniene said...

Wow!!! Looks great. Lovely quilting and colors!!
Thanks for sharing.

Blessings

AnnieO said...

Terrific quilting job to match the theme--love how intricate you made the boots look! Your customer is bound to be wowed :)

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