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I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I'm a wife and stay at home mom of 3 sons. I love to paint, sew, knit, stitch and create. I enjoy selling my creations at local fairs, ebay and here on my blog. When I not crafting I love to decorate my home. I'm always moving furniture, painting or switching things around. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day~*~Leanne~*~

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Working on Something for Summer and a Tip....

I'm pretty much a beginner quilter but that hasn't stopped me from trying to design a wall hanging.  

It all started with this pattern from Buggy Barn.

I just loved the center flower basket.... perfect for wool appliqué.
 I wanted to make something more scrappy for summer in red, white and blue. 
I found some French General fabrics in the colors I wanted. 
I made the center wool appliqué and did the quilt squares. 

One problem..,
I think these squares are too scrappy.  
I love the fabrics.  
I just think I need more solids or smaller prints to make this block work. 
 I just don't like them for this project.  
So with the left over fabric and buying a neutral fabric I made these blocks.

Now these pinwheel blocks look so much better to me. 
I had the piano key stripes cut so I added them to make the wall hanging larger. 
Used the left over red for a border. 
 I like how it all came together.

I have it all pinned and ready for quilting.
 For quilting I want to outline the wool appliqué and stipple the background on the block. 
I'm not sure how I going to quilt the rest.

Now here's my tip....
I take a picture of my quilt to see how the blocks and fabrics are working together. 
I will do this to audition fabrics for my borders too.  
I don't have a design wall and taking pictures works just as well.

Happy sewing,


Friendship Crossing said...

Wowza Leanne,
I am very very impressed w/your version of this pattern, in fact, I like yours way better! Great job!!


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful Leanne!!!
You did a great job!