As I slowly pack up the house for our impending move in about 5 months I've noticed a few "objets d'art" (sounds more impressive than "crafty sewy thingies") I made long before I started blogging. So I thought I'd share some of them with you, starting with this little wallhanging that's been cheering up a corner in my kitchen for about 6 years.
The inspiration came from one of my favourite Japanese magazines - Patchwork Quilt Tsushin. The project in the magazine was for a pillow. I wasn't too crazy about the shape, but I was smitten with the combination of creamy neutral fabrics and the hexagon/courthouse steps blocks.
I was fairly new to the soft, tranquil world of Japanese taupes at the time, but had started building a nice little taupe stash and was excited to use them ... mostly Yoko Saito & Mrs. March collections by Lecien and a bit of Daiwabo.
But the embroidered wheat/daisy design? That's what really hooked me in ... I had.to.make.them. I even had the perfect wheat print for the block centers. The embroidery stitches - done with a white/ivory variegated floss - obscure most of the print, but you can see the wheat desgin it if you look closely.
I don't know where it will go in our new house. Not the kitchen. Our main floor is open concept so the only kitchen walls are reserved for cabinetry. But at a diminutive 10" x 11.5", it won't need much space.
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Congratulations Emily in Florida, you are the winner of a $50 gift certificate to Bear Creek Quilting Co.! And thank you to everyone who played along. :)