Thursday, December 10, 2009

Gift #4 of 10



Gift #3 is pending, waiting until I borrow a staple gun from my sister. Here I present to you Gift #4. It is a wall hanging for someone who already has and appreciates the two other warm wall hangings I made for him. He showed a fondness for batiks, so this one is the first one that is completely batiks. The strips were already cut, because it is a Bali Pop, so it was quick and easy to grab the warm colors from the kit, and sew them together. It came together easily. I was not able to free motion quilt, so I squiggled some lines using the walking foot. Quick and Easy. He had asked for patchwork and applique, but I think I'm going to call it done now. I've got other things to make.



The backing fabric is brushed cotton. So soft and comfy. The fish batik is a gift from a fellow quilter, and I thought it would be a good addition to put a little surprise on the back. I added a couple of darker Bali Pop strips for the binding. I put the hanging corners on all four corners, so he could decide which way was up.

I'm still trying to think of ideas for the other gift recipients. I know there are lots of things I can make, decorations, bags, etc., but trying to pull from that list something they might want is hard.

Even though it isn't Friday, I am posting this for Amy Lou's Sew and Tell Friday. You can click on the link to see what other bloggers are Sewing and Telling.

16 comments:

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

This is absolutely fabulous! It really is. Bali Eye Pop it really is! He is going to love it! And the little fish on the back, such a nice touch. I love your squiggle lines..very artsy looking!!!You did a great job!

McIrish Annie said...

what a great way to use the Bali pops. i've got a couple in my stash closet. May have to check that out after the holiday rush!

Lesly said...

I love the warm colours and the bargello feel to this quilt. I'm sure the giftee will love it! Great finish!

Diane said...

The colors are wonderful! Thanks for sharing. I get so much inspiration every week from the sew and tell posts!

Lisa said...

Beautiful! I never seem to make anything in these colors, but I love it. I must try to make something different!

Sara said...

It is a very pretty wall hanging! I think the fish on the back adds so much...too cute!!!

Sew It Up! said...

What great colors for a great quilt.

ktquilts said...

Great quilt! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,

KT

SueWis said...

This is great. Love the fish!

Catherine said...

Lovely rich colours in the batiks and I like the little surprise on the back.

Pokey said...

Very Nice!

Nina... said...

Lovely work! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing. happy holidays

The Tripp Family said...

Great quilt! I love how the few little blue squares are hidden in there!

Sunshine said...

Mmmhm, that's a cozy wall-hanging, it looks like it would give off warmth..

Cheers,
Christine

Tanya said...

I love your colors on that Batik bargello! The recipient will be thrilled!

Rene' said...

Great wall quilt. Beautiful warm colors. Love the surprise fish on the back. Thanks for sharing!