Monday, May 20, 2013

Philippians 4:8 Wall Hanging - Finished!!!

"...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. 

Friday I finished it up!

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.


  1. Well done. I like when there is a meaning behind and here obviously in front as well :-)

  2. Jessica,
    I think it turned out wonderful!! Terrific quilt!

  3. What a lovely quilt! I like how each block is different and the canary binding is a great choice!!
    Thanks for linking up with Lets Get Acquainted today!!

  4. I like how the colors are subtle - something I'd be more likely to hang on my living room wall. Great job!

  5. What a inspirational piece. Your quilting looks great too. I love doing that design. I came from let's get acquainted and saw you like camping in Wi (me too)!