Friday 6 January 2012

A happy home

My first finish for the year is a wall hanging ...
Happy home wall hanging - by Hatched and Patched
I love this pattern because I really am happiest when at home.   I love the detail of the bird and of course the verse is perfect.

This is my first Monthly Make for January, if you want to join in see the button on my side bar or visit The Felt Fairy who is hosting this event.
January is my favourite month, it is so nice to have a break from most of our commitments and just enjoy hanging out together, getting things done around home and sewing time for me!  Charlie and I had fun going through my collection of quilting magazines and books to choose the pattern for her quilt and she decided on 'Annie's Garden' from Material Obsession by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke.  Of course, once the pattern was chosen we couldn't wait to go shopping for the fabric ...
It was a pleasure for me to see Charlotte's excitement as she put fabrics together.  We had wonderful help from the staff at Grandmother's Garden and they suggested the perfect Cottage Garden thread for the appliqué.  Charlie did a fabulous job choosing and the fabrics are really pretty.  That same evening Charlie 'encouraged' me to start the first appliqué block and she choose the fabrics for me to use.
Block one
You may be able to see the variation of colour in the close up of the stitching, the thread is so pretty and brings out all the colours in the fabric.
It is the weekend tomorrow, I hope to get some leaves appliquéd on my Vignette blocks!
Happy stitching, Wendy


  1. That is a lovely wall hanging and a fantastic way to kick off the "Monthly Makes". Charlotte has chosen a lovely pattern for her quilt and beautiful fabrics. It will be a stunning quilt. Looking forward to watching your progress with it. Hugs, Sharon

  2. I like your wallhanging very much. Your block is lovely, I like the pattern.

  3. Your wallhanging is cute... it's true there is no place like home :O)
    Looks like you had fun at GG I haven't been there for years! Love the fabrics you chose to... Charlotte has made a lovely job of the first block!

  4. What a lovely wall hanging. I also like the saying.
    Your applique block is looking great.

  5. great wallhanging.
    Love the fabrics and quilt Charlie has picked. What a lovely way to share your craft.

  6. I just love your wallhanging and the inside blocks of your vignette quilt... wow!!!

  7. You have been busy...a lovely wallhanging and great selection of fabrics, Charli did well..she also did a lovely post on you the other day..enjoy the New Year..

  8. Cute wallhanging Wendy and well done Charlotte.xx

  9. Your wall hanging is gorgeous - lovely sentiments. What fun you and Charlie working on her quilt together. I just love the Cottage Garden threads - there seem to beautiful colours to suit every project.

  10. Lovely project Wendy. I am like you I love home the best too....

  11. Hi Wendy, your first finish is lovely.. I love to be home the best too.
    Treasure your time with Charlie, they grow up too fast!!

  12. Congrats on your first finish. Loving forward to seeing more of your new the fabrics


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