However, since I lavished quilting goodness on this, we're sharing the quilting now.
This wallhanging/doorhanging is very quick to piece. Anyone who chooses to quilt in the ditch will find it finishes in no time. Of course, I had to lavish it with quilty goodness.
I knew it would have lots of feathers, but I debated about the blue portion. I was inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night and by Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt. She posts tutorials frequently, is writing a book, and right now has a blog header featuring her quilting that was singing "Celestial Wind" and breezed onto my quilt in a somewhat different form.
The side panels acquired feathers.
The stripes acquired feathers.
The raw edge stars acquired a few lines.
The date is hidden in the quilting.
Join me tomorrow morning for the tutorial of how to piece this quilt.
Fabric needed: 2 fat quarters or 1/2 yard red
1 fat quarter blue
about 5/8 yard white
I cut my binding 2.25 inches wide--those who prefer wider binding will need more red.
I used Michael Miller's Fairy Frost, although I went to the quilt shop thinking "batiks." I quilted mine with Fil-Tec Glide because I wanted this to be functional if a young child wants to nap under it. If it's always going to be a wall hanging, then holographic thread or gold or silver sliver thread would be great for quilting too.
Happy quiltmaking...and knitting,