Monday, March 26, 2012

Design Wall Monday 3-26-12

I spent the weekend working on a small banner for a church event for my granddaughter.

cross banner 

I wish this picture was better… the background fabric is from a piece of hand dyed fabric I received many years ago from an online friend Leora – I lost contact with her many years ago but the fabric is the perfect blend of purple and pinks for this project – so Thanks Leora wherever you are!

I decided to fuse white fabric to the batiks to keep them bright – fusing them directly to the black would have darkened them – so those stained glass pieces are like cardboard and make the cross rather stiff – I won’t be stitching through those!  Since this - as you see it - is only 11” x 13” it’s not going to need much more than to have some stitching to outline the cross.  There will also be black borders to bring it to 13” x 18”.  I’ll need to get my granddaughters name on the border in some fashion too.

To find out what other quilters are up to please check out Judy Laquidara’s blog Patchwork Times.  This weeks Design Wall Monday post is here!

7 comments:

Nann said...

The cross is beautiful--a stained glass pattern that really looks like stained glass!

knitnoid said...

It is beautiful. I wouldn't have thought to put white behind the colored pieces, but that makes so much sense.

Patrica said...

Really beautiful, it just glows.

Anne said...

This is just beautiful!

Editfolt said...

beautiful !

Quilter Kathy said...

Just glows with energy and colour!

Kathy said...

Just stunning... I love it!