Friday, February 15, 2008

Summer Breeze Wall Hanging

I've finally done something with my completed Summer Breeze RR blocks!
I sewed them into a wall hanging...now I'm not a seamstress, I don't know much about sewing or construction and well...it shows! I don't care for all the tedious work that goes into putting something together like this so most of the time I frame blocks. This time I thought I'd at least try doing a wall hanging. As you can see it turned out crooked...I'm wondering if I add a long bead dangle on each side, do ya think it might distract the eye from the crookedness of the red fabric edge?
OH and the front has red Dupioni silk around the edge and the back is red taffeta and has a pocket to keep the little booklet from the RR with all the info it.
Lesson learned, from now on I will continue to frame stuff like this if I want it on the wall! LOL

6 comments:

Lynn said...

This is wonderful...what a great idea...

Vee said...

Oh I Love it! The blocks are so pretty. What a great idea for a wall hanging. Great fabric choice. I love silk dupioni.

As for sewing, I normally add sewn in dowels (sometimes top and bottom depending on the weight of the fabric) to my bell pulls. This gives them a bit of weight and helps them to hang straight. Also, make sure your fabric is on grain before cutting.

Bear said...

oh this wall hanging is wonderful and so beautiful, we are all learning so please don't be so hard on yourself- you have made a very, very beautiful piece of art!
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoo

coral-seas said...

Crooked or not, it looks fine to me.

I don't think this would look so well between you curtains in a frame.

CA

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Way to go Melissa!!!! It looks great! Crooked - schmooked! Everything in my house is crooked including the walls - lol - it's "the hosue that Gary built!"

I really love this and please remember that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery cause I'm gonna copy this idea! lol
Hugs,
Kerry

pinsneedles said...

Oooh,, this really is beautiful - and well done for getting it finished and hung up. I’ve awarded you a “You make my day” award! See my latest post (Feb 19)