Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Finished Project

Log Cabin Cross Wall Hanging

I finished the Log Cabin Cross wall hanging, today!  After I added the dark blue border, I realized that I probably should have added another white strip along the two sides to separate the arms of the cross from the blue border.  But I didn't feel like unpicking and resewing, so, this one will stay as it is.  I will make changes to others I plan to make.

Wall Hanging Back

The back is a piece of pale grey and white fabric, which I had in the scrap stash.  It's not noticeable in the photo, but I sewed a "sleeve" or "pocket" like thing at the very top of the back, using a strip of the same fabric.  A dowel or rod can be slipped through this "sleeve" for purposes of hanging the wall hanging.

I used a piece of the polyester batting I have on hand to sandwich the wall hanging, and sewed around the inner cross and around the border to form a sort of "outline" quilting (and to hold the batting in place).   

I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  This was a very frugal gift because I used fabric in my stash and used what I had on hand.  I didn't have to purchase anything.  And it used up several of the bigger pieces of fabric I had in the stash, so it reduced the stash, just a bit, as well.  :)

Off to cut out the pieces for the next wall hanging. 

Today, I am grateful for:

- Phone calls from family and friends
- Being able to sew
- Finishing a project
- Making Christmas gifts with items from the stash
- Video chatting with daughter

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Jess. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

  2. Bless, that wall hanging is beautiful. I love the colors you chose..
    Know the recipient will love it.. and you have a Christmas gift done- Congrats.
    Take care and know I am praying for you.

    1. Judy, thank you! Yes, yay for having a Christmas gift done! :D

  3. Lovely project. I was trying to forward a photo on Pinterest today. A clever participant had tied a Dollar Store cookie cooling rack to a sturdy hanger to use each rail to hang a folded to fit fabric piece [as in stash]. Clever, inexpensive way to see at a glance which fabrics combine for a pleasing overall effect.

    Do you use a strip of masking tape to note the dimensions of fabric piece?

    1. Hon, the cooling rack is an excellent idea! Of course, I'll need at least a dozen of them! LOL.

      Right now, all my larger pieces of fabric are stored in drawers, and the smaller scraps are rolled up or folded and stored in 2 baskets.

      Using a strip of masking tape for the dimensions is very clever! It's one of those, "Why didn't I think of that?!" type of tips! I haven't used that tip, yet. Probably should.

      Thanks for all the great "stash organizing" tips!

  4. Absolutely love it! Hope your friend did too.

    1. Thank you, Lady Ella. You know, my friend never said anything about it! LOL. Oh well, I had fun making it. :)

    2. REALLY?! Did you give it to her in person, or post it? How could anyone fail to be thrilled with that? (Do you know if she at least hung it up?)

    3. I believe I sent it to her, through one of my cousins, as a Christmas gift. I had started chemo in early December, I believe, and didn't attend the December prayer gathering. I am assuming my cousin remembered to give it to her; but, my friend never mentioned anything and I didn't feel like asking, "Did you receive it? Did you like it?", etc. I haven't seen it hung anywhere in her house - maybe she regifted it! It doesn't matter! The tradition of regifting is well and alive with us! :D There's a saying in Sinhalese that the gift of a gift is the greatest gift of all!


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