I love this little wall hanging! It was a fun pattern I won a year or so ago in a blog hop. It deserved to be done; the kit came with everything but fusible and batting.
There were a few things that I did that made this fast and easy:
- Traced shapes were cut out while prepping dinner and placed them in a baggie.
- Quilting was done by securing the fused appliqué – after sandwiching the layers.
- Smile was made using a triple stitch on my machine.
- Single layer binding at 1 3/4 worked perfectly.
- There’s always a scrap that will work for the hanging corners.
Isn’t it fun that the eyes were enhanced with the fabric! The smile was so much easier to do with that triple stitch.
Also, the binding was put on entirely by machine – sewn to the front in a single layer, pressed away from the front and sewn down from the back. It worked like a charm!
So, my monthly goal OMG was achieved as well as an item on my 3rd quarter list. Yippee!
Some secret sewing was done, too. An Island Batik Ambassador project is making a rep sample. I finished mine and it will be on it’s way in the mail today. You can see my last one here. Remember to check out The ambassadors projects for this week – the fabrics are new from spring market and they are gorgeous. Giveaways? Oh yeah, from Island Batik and many of the ambassadors! Here’s a list of this weeks projects:
Monday, August 6 – All A Flutter – Yellow Cat Quilt Designs, Creative Blonde
Tuesday, August 7 – Birds N’ Bees – Ark Angel Creations, Patterns By Jen
Wednesday, August 8 – Canterbury Manor – Sally Manke, Powered By Quilting
Thursday, August 9 – Eclectic Garden – Desert Bloom Quilting, Sew Karen-ly Created
Friday, August 10 – Vintage Morris – MooseStash Quilting, Devoted Quilter
Next week, I will be working on a quilt for the guild show in early October. Each member of our bee contributed a fabric; the theme is summer/beach. I have seen a few and they are great – so I need to get my thinking cap on!
She Can Sew – Show Off Saturday
Elm Street Quilts – One Monthly Goal
Cute little quilt! A well-timed finish too!
An early finish is nice…now on to other projects. I still have Tish’s block and a guild challenge to do before I leave for Mass at the end of the month and a hand piecing project I’d like to have done in September – that is dreaming I am sure!
His eyes are so cute! Being a little cross eyed makes him less scary, too 🙂
How right you are…actually I think he is the least scary spider I have seen.
Perfect! He is too cute and I love the detail of the googily eyes
Congrats on all you do Island Batik Ambassador!
Googly eyes are the best. My husband pointed out spiders have 8 legs, but the pattern didn’t and it was done….no changing it!
Those eyes are too cute!!!
It was a happy surprise!
How simple but cute foe Halloween. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by – I am really looking forward to having this little quilt out at Halloween.
The eyes are fun! I like how the quilting shows up on the back as well as the front, too!
Thank you, it is really a great way to finish a wall hanging.
Spider is so adorable! Great eyes & lovely smile. Congrats on your OMG finish.
Thank you, Dawn Always terrific to reach that goal!
Eek is right, but cute…..Almostttttt makes you like a spider. LOL
I know what you mean – they aren’t my favorite creature but it was a fun little kit!
A fun finish. I always machine my bindings on no matter the size of the project.
I do them 90% of the time now and go back and forth as to what is my favorite method. I just sewed two by hand and remembered how much time it takes.
So cute! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and thanks for linking up!
Thanks for hosting it Patty! I get a lot more done signing up for these things!