Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Sunny Day in the Garden

Several years ago, (can't even remember when now or who the teacher was), I took a paper piecing class with a few friends and we ended up with this darling garden wall hanging. It was so much fun sewing little pieces of fabric onto a paper pattern and after folding, cutting and pressing we would end up with a slice of watermelon or a wheelbarrow. The vegetables on the left side are buttons. The grapes and cherries were appliqued onto the background fabric. The only really hard part was the hanger...I bent a piece of wire to fit the curve with a loop in the center and hot glued it onto the back. Not very clever but it works. I have this hanging in my sewing room where I can look at it every day so when it is cold and snowy outside it is always sunny in my sewing room.

4 comments:

Brenda said...

That is so darling!

Mrs Moen said...

How sweet; the sun on the top really makes all the other blocks shine!

Guðrún said...

This looks fantastic, I love the little details.

Sarah Nopp said...

That is totally charming! Great idea to make little things for yourself to make yourself smile... must learn to do that!