Bloggers' Quilt Festival organized and hosted twice a year by Amy of Amy's Creative Side. Amy invites quilters of all skill levels and styles to link up and share one of their quilts and the story that goes with it . Well, being that it's Halloween weekend and all, the MBIAJ Sewing and Quilting Dept decided to share .....
.....our "Practical Magic" wall hanging that was in the ...
Sept/ Oct 2010 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine last year as a design contest winner!
To think that , thanks to the boredom caused by my endless pile of mind numbing paperwork that I do in the evenings and on weekends for my job, and my procrastination tactics that I've perfected over the years in coping with those endless piles of paperwork (which often includes doodling, drawing and coloring) my little drawing "Practical Magic" went from my notebook to ....
.....Quiltmaker Magazine !!
I was so THRILLED when I found the magazine at Barnes and Noble that I took a picture of it !!! (with a few people wondering what the heck I was doing)
Anyway , this is the back of it. I decided to applique all of the shapes with a straight stitch and black thread through all layers so that it would be quilted at the same time. (this is a little different than the instructions for the project in the magazine. That was appliqued first, then quilted)
.... to hang it, I added loops that I sewed into the binding , a long fabric hanger with stars on the ends, and painted a stick to hang it from. You can see all of the instructions for the loops and painting the stick on this post.
Well, thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to visit all of the other Quilt Bloggers / Blogger Quilters over there at Amy's blog.
Be back soon!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)