A while back my gma had asked for a wall hanging to replace this old decorative fan she had on her wall. After going through my stash I found some great material and took it home with me over the holidays. Christmas day after dinner I sat around with her and starting planning it out. I designed it and showed her what I had in mind and let her decide the colors that she wanted.
Bold was her only requirement. Being that she is 95 years old I would want something that is easy to see as well. Since the wall hanging was going above her bed, I decided to make it look like a stained glass window.
Cutting out the material was easy. The small binding that I was using to outline the squares was another story. It was 1/4 inch and by the time I was adding it to the blocks, I was working within an 1/8 inch seam. The layout went well and the quilting was easy. Once it was done, there were some errors and I learned that:
- Utilizing the bias tape that can be ironed on a quilt would have been easier than sewing in the 1/8 inch seam allowance.
- Measure out how much material will be needed prior to starting the project. I was using fabric samples so going and getting more wasn’t really an option.
Overall I enjoyed making my first wall hanging quilt. My gma loves it and forced my uncle to create a frame around it.