I'm taking a chance that someone (of you, my faithful readers) will want to enter their name for the drawing of this quilted wall hanging I'm offering here.
A little background. I set out to make a "spring-like" wall hanging for that big bare spot on my kitchen wall where I hang seasonal pieces. Digging through my fabric stash I came up with two coordinating light greens, a pretty little flower print and, why did I do it?, two pinks that I thought would signify spring.
I like the design of the pattern which I thought of as "garden trellis" or "lattice work." It wasn't the easiest piece to put together but as I've said before, piecing (even when it's a challenge) is the part of quilting I enjoy most.
Since I planned on having it for years to come, I hand quilted the whole darn thing.
Spring time rolled around and I put it up on the wall. Unfortunately, every single time I looked at it, I just did not like it. (It has to be the pink fabrics. I'm not usually fond of pink nor do I use it much at all in my quilting. Except maybe for baby quilts.) I took the hanging down soon that first year and tried it again the next spring. Nope. Still didn't like it.
So, it's been stored for years in the closet where I keep my wall hangings. And now is the time for it to go to a new home. If I can find a new home for it.
The size is 31" square. All hand quilted as I've said, the backing is a simple muslin, and dagnabbit, it, I can't get a picture of it in which the colors show true.
The pinks are more toward a salmon color, I would say, and the greens are more toward a mint green than the gray hue in the picture.
This shot of one corner perhaps depicts the colors in a little more of a true light. (Nah, who am I kidding? It doesn't.)
So, not only did I end up putting a lot of work into this wall hanging I've decided I'll never use, but try as I might, I can't get what I consider any good pictures of it to show. Sigh.
After all this Debbie-Downer talk is there anyone out there that would be interested in putting your name in the hat for the giveaway drawing of this piece?
If so, please leave a comment to that effect. I'll close the comments when I shut down my computer this Thursday night, February 27th, and draw a name on Friday morning.
Someone, please, take it!
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