For the next two weeks, I'm participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival for the wall hanging catagory,
sponsored by amyscreativeside.com/blog. And for those of you new to my blog, each month I'm challenging myself to make something from one of the numerous books I own. This month I'm celebrating May Day, and I give you my May Day Basket!
I recently purchased EQ Stitch, a digitizing add-on for EQ7, and digitized the flowers from an applique block.
Then added those flowers to a basket block in Nancy Mahoney's Basket Bonanza
Added a few borders, and viola! A basket of flowers wall hanging to celebrate spring in May!
This, of course, is before all the pretty quilting!
This quilt measures 18 1/2"x 19", and has two layers of batting. One is poly, the other (I think) a poly/cotton blend, using up some batting scraps by zigzag-ing the edges together. Wall hangings are a perfect use for those scraps! Even though I like how the two layers allowed the flowers to puff up, not sure that I'll use that combo again. Some areas the fabric and batting got pushed around, creating a few tucks and unwanted poofy areas. Or maybe the hopping foot was too close but that's a whole other issue!
Here's some close ups of the quilting:
I hope you've enjoyed this post, and feel free to look around.
Happy Quilting and Blog Hopping!