Tuesday, August 21, 2012

One Down...Four to Go

I finished my Labyrinth Wall Hanging. The pattern was from Designs to Share With You.
I loved the pattern when I saw it, but it took me quite a while to get it finished. I know I took it on retreat with me at least twice so I spent over a year, just doing the reverse applique.
I remember basting it last summer, but it just sat, making me feel guilty for another year. In the end, it took under 2 weeks to finish.
I have walked a Labyrinth at a monastery in Arnprior, and I wanted my wall hanging to look like that, so I used a couple of landscape fabrics. I was pleased to find fabric that looked like my lawn in the spring, full of wood violets. Of course, it needed a touch of purple.

I don't have the binding sewn down yet, but the quilting is finished. This was my first attempt at echo quilting, and I was pleased with the way it turned out.
I found a Sulky Blendable that had the same colours as the fabric. How do those Sulky people do that? I love the Blendables, because I can nearly always find a thread that matches my project.

So this one moves to the hand sewing pile and I now need to baste another one.

Thanks for the Lovely Comments

Thank you to everyone who commented on the stoles last week. The General Council did give us a nice write up on their web site. I believe that there will also be a mention in the United Church Observer.


  1. your echo quiting looks pretty good, keep up the good work on the stoles too.
    in stitches

  2. It is nice to get those long term projects on the finish pile!!
    I love the touch of purple!

  3. Once you set your mind to something, it gets DONE!!, doesn't it? Good for you.

  4. I really like the labyrinth quilt and the reverse quilting. I might give that a try.

  5. Very nice labyrinth! I envy you a lawn full of wood violets, it is too cold here for them (and I don't have a lawn....).