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Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday - Welcome Wall Hanging and Giveaway!
Why would you make a "Welcome" wall hanging? Because you want to welcome your friends and family into your home or place of business. I needed one for my quilting shop. This was a fun wall hanging to make. I just had some "free form" fun drawing and cutting out the letters and flowers.
First I chose my center white fabric. Then I sewed a black and white border fabric around the white fabric. I cut the black and white fabric askew, to kind of give it an off center look.
I drew out some letters on the wrong side of lite heat and bond, so they would come out facing the correct way. Then I ironed the heat and bond to the black fabric and let it cool. Then I cut out each letter, pealed the paper off, and placed the letters on the white fabric. When they were all in place. I pressed with the iron to adhere them to my fabric. This is a raw edge applique method.
I did the same thing with the cornflower. You could draw any type of flower. I chose the cornflower, because I can draw it. Daisies are easy to draw too. I made three flowers in different sizes. I used a black dotted fabric for the centers of the flowers. Picked a place that was eye pleasing and pressed them onto the fabric. Note that the bottom flower overlaps into the border. This helps the off center look of the whole wall hanging.
When I quilted the wall hanging I used a poly batting, so the cornflowers puffed out a little bit. It gives it a 3D look when you stitch on the edge of them and stitch a denser stitching in the background.
I added a sleeve on the top when I did the binding. I pushed a wood dowel thru' the sleeve and used black ric rac to make a hanger with ties hanging down on the sides.