October Stitching week 4
This is the last Sunday in October. I'm not sure where the time has gone, but it has. I'm not even sure where the hours in the day go, but they go. Luckily I did find time to almost complete my challenge.
I decided I was going to make individual blocks rather than put them all together as one. I started out by layering my four squares on one piece of batting with a space in between each and backing fabric (one large square) underneath. I figured it was just as easy to quilt all four together and then cut them apart later.
I used echo quilting starting out by quilting very close to the edge of the applique for the first round and then about 1/4" away for the second round. After that I gradually increased the space slightly so it gave the appearance of a leaf being dropped in water.
I then searched for a fabric to bind the block and the best I found was black. I didn't want the fabric to be completely black so chose one with little white circles on it. I trimmed up the blocks and cut strips for a single binding.
Here's how one of my blocks look with the binding.
I had cut an extra two strips of black to make two straps to link all four blocks together. By making it a little longer, I looped the tops over to make hangers. This has made a rather cute wall hanging and I've got just the spot in my house where to put it. Now all I need is the hanger.
My challenge piece is called "Changing Seasons".
I had a lot of fun with this challenge, but I think the best part of all was having others join in to make creations too. I'm looking forward to them all arriving in the gallery. I'll be updating this in a day or two.