Hexagon and Embroidery Wallhanging
|April 28, 2015||Posted by Emily under Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing|
I’ve been working on this hexagon and embroidery wallhanging for years. -Years.- But 2015 and April are for finishing things. This is the second year I’ve made a goal to not purchase any craft supplies during the month.
I’d done the embroidery from my own pattern for the tree, then the leaves and other bits were freehand. It floated around for months while I tried to decide what to do with it.
I wanted to try some English Paper Piecing, so I made a page of 1″ hexagons then printed it out on the paper side of freezer paper. I then carefully cut them out and ironed them to the backside of my chosen fabrics. If I were to do this today, I’d let the Silhouette Cameo do all the cutting work. I then spent probably another year and a half working on the hexagons on and off-at the lake, during lunches, or when nothing else seemed interesting.
Sometime last year I sandwiched the pieced portion with batting and a muslin background and hand quilted around each hexagon and around the tree. I thought about doing more quilting on the background of the tree, but I decided to leave it simple. (Also there was the chance it would get done sooner-hah!)
Last week I was digging around in the cabinet where I keep unfinished projects and I ran across this. I took the finished quilted piece, squared it up (technically my mom did this because after so much work I was afraid I’d mess it up), and sewed on the binding. I finished it up by hand sewing the binding to the back and sewed on a hanging sleeve.
I have no idea what I’m going to do with this, but it was fun to make and I’m really happy with the finished project.