"...Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of Praise." Philippians 4:8
I am so excited to finally write this post. I ordered fabric for this project back in March, and even did some cutting in March, you can read about the start here... But a few other projects cut in line and it took longer than I anticipated.
Also, once I really got started on it, I added in some Kona Canary Yellow and I really wasn't sure about it. My husband and some of you readers really liked it (you can read about that here)... so I went with it, hoping that I would eventually fall in love.
Last week I didn't sew/quilt quite as much as I hoped, but when I did I really got to work and made some progress.
I finished the quilt top on Thursday... Sorry about the pic, the wind was blowing and I couldn't get the top to stay flat!
I used wide strips (13 inches) of Kona Gray and Kona Pond to back the quilt. Since it is a wall hanging I figured the back won't be seen so it didn't matter too much. I was able to do a little quilting on Thursday night, but didn't get too far.
I don't know what the quilting design is called, I just saw a quilt online from Oh Fransson where she did something similar, so I tried to replicate it. I didn't do the greatest at it, but it works. I used Kona Canary to bind it, to finish out the framing. I wanted the wall hanging finished because I have had a blank wall in my living room for too long, so I machine bound it. This is the first time I have done that with a quilt, it worked, but I do prefer hand binding.
Close up of the quilting on the back.
So now it is hanging on the blank wall in my living room. I am still not as in love as I had hoped. I think the colors are a bit out of my "norm" but I am sure it will grow on me... And it is much better than plain burlap plaques on the wall.
I may not be so sure about the color combination, but I love the words, and I do love that they are hanging in our living room where our family will see them every day. I hope that we do not grow complacent to their meaning and that we daily remember to - Fix our thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. And to Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." Philippians 4:8.
I have already moved on to my next project, and will post about it later this week!
Linking up with Plum and June's Let's Get Acquainted, hosted by The Sewing Chick.