Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Another St. Patty's Day Finish :)

Well I finished the wallhanging for my front door...I have been so immersed in my cookbook and thoughts of gardening that I didn't know if I'd get to it!  Yesterday I decided I better buckle down.  I have Etsy projects to be working on too but it's looking so plain out front I really wanted to get this up.

Here's a closeup of the front...it's very "Bonnie Hunter" inspired isn't it?  Well...I don't remember if I posted about it, but she's coming to my quilt guild in June and I'm SO EXCITED!  I signed up for her workshop the last time she visited about two years ago, but was in nursing school at the time and had a test that I couldn't get out of.  BUMMER!!!  So I'm very very excited to be free enough to go this time.  I guess it was sort of on my mind when I started cutting scraps for this...


Here it is on my front door.  We used to have a full glass panel front door and I am missing it for sure now that I see this hung up.  We now have one of those half glass, half screen doors and I HATE it.  Ugh.  Cuts right through my pretty wall hanging.  Looks pretty here in the pictures though...

 I really need to get some more free motion practice in.  I have been quilting with polyesters and I'm really in love with it, but sometimes I just want the look of cotton.  I used 50 wt. cotton from Connecting Threads here, in my favorite shade, Honey.  I am almost out of that color too and am debating on reordering from them.  I had a bad experience last time I ordered from them and haven't decided if I want to go back or not.  I love their products, and for the most part the customer service has been great, but when I had a complaint their attitude was pretty much, get packing and don't let the door hit ya on the way out.  Anyhow here's a little of the back...I love the look of quilting on a pretty cream backing like this, but you can really see how goofy my stitching got!  :)


3 comments:

Colleen said...

How pretty! I love the colors you chose!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Another great color choice!!! I don't see anything wrong with the back of your quilt. What a great idea though to hang it on your door.

Trish said...

I am quite taken with this nine patch runner and the the star table topper at top of your blog. Could you tell me where I might find a pattern for each of them? Thanks for any help you can give me.