Happy Friday the 13th, folks! I hope it's going well, because it turns out there are a bunch of these this year.
One of my "unofficial" goals for this year is to do something with all the unquilted/ unfinished pieces that I have hanging in the closet. For this week, I finished two small pieces that have been in the closet for a while, at least a couple of years. Here is the first one:
This is a little house wall hanging, about 20 by 20, that's going to live in the entryway to our new house. I made this from the traditional schoolhouse block pattern before we moved from Wisconsin. It hung out in a box in storage for a long time, then spent time in the closet. I thought it had marinated long enough, so I spent a lovely afternoon quilting it up this week.
I used this little house as a practice piece, so it has a lot of different motifs in it. I definitely need more practice! Thankfully, I have plenty of unquilted pieces to practice on. For some reason, stippling is my worst skill. Don't know why, but it really never clicked for me.
This has a single-fold binding and I used a couple of squares as hangers on the back, too. It was fun to work on this one and I'm happy enough with how it turned out.
This is the second piece I finished this week:
This also spent some time in storage, and all it needed was a binding! I made this a while ago from pieces that a friend gave me. No pattern and not my colors, but it turned out okay. I straight-line quilted it a long time ago and I think that turned out okay. Yesterday I zipped on a binding and now it's ready to donate. Whoo-hoo! Let's hear it for more space in the closet!
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend. It was 60 degrees here today and is supposed to snow on Saturday. What the what? Best to stay inside and stitch, I guess!
Sharing at Finished or Not Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and crazymomquilts.