Thursday, April 30, 2015

Finished April Umbrella Wall Hanging

Houston, we have a finish!

Over the last few evenings I've been able to do all of the background quilting on this wall hanging and finish it up -- ta da!

I did the rest of the quilting with meandering loops and quilted all of the background. I didn't do any quilting on the flowers, leaves, stems, or the umbrella handle to help them stand out.

As I mentioned in my progress post about quilting this one, it's slightly difficult to see the quilting on the backing fabric, but I think it shows up decently well in this picture. No puckers -- yeah!

I used some of my 2.5 inch strip stash to do the binding with a dark bright teal. No fancy stitching on this one because I didn't have a good thread color at the ready so I just used off white to straight stitch the binding. The corners turned out REALLY good (like, unusually good) and I'm not going to complain!

Don't forget that Monday is the next post for the Row Quilt QAL and that you can still link up your finished 8 inch block rows!

Linking up with Finish it up Friday and Free Motion Mavericks!

PS. I'm signing up for Sara's Halloween Mini Swap! Check out the info here!


  1. Just think, you're ahead of the game for next year.

  2. Corners come with practice! You had enough practice. I am, like you, happy when my corners are well. Your quilt is so fun with the drops. Congrats with your finish.
    Love from Amsterdam.

  3. Congrats on the finish. It turned out beautifully!

  4. Hello Alison,

    I love your choice of colours and the way the centre stands out from the border. Your monthly wall hangings are great practice pieces.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

    Love, Muv


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