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Akk, A Wall Quilt

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Akk I can not believe I made a wall quilt. For those who do not know me, for years I said I would never quilt. When I was 19, I made a small quilt. I can not tell you how crooked, wobbly and a mess it was. Never again I said, ha !!!!  At Christmas I saw this panel (below) and LOVED the center picture, it reminds of the old children books I adore. BUT I hated the rest of it (It all matched to much for me ;-). I keep thinking about it and what I could do, I finally decided to go for it. I decided to do the leaves and picket fence in wool felt (that I just appliqued on) Chloe needle-felted the holly berries for me, thank you Chloe. I actually quilted the scallops on the roof and appliqued it on but sadly you can not tell. I think I needed to add more batting to the roof to make the quilting stand out.

There is definitely some flubs and is it a bit wobbly. But for me, it is pretty even and that is all that matters. It was a big learn experience. I have to say it does not really go with my home and I am not sure were I will hang it. But I look at it and am glad I pushed myself to try something new. I have to tell you, I had all you quilting friends in my head as I worked on this quilt. I truly thought of all of you, it was like you were cheering me on. So thank you xoxoxox

Kathy

Mary

Carolyn

Kim

Dannielle

June

La-Tea-Dah

Michelle

Before :

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After :

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Deb

Clarice, I love how you transformed the panel ~ it's gorgeous. The colors you've added look great, especially the red letter border! Congratulations!!

Deb

Dannielle

YOU DID IT!!! And it looks amazing! And, even more importantly, sounds like you enjoyed the process! YAY!

Rosa

It is absolutely lovely. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for my brother. Big hugs. xoxox

tica

What a wonderful whismy seet design! Bravo!

Deby

I am soooo impressed..and I love..love..love..your scarf....are you going to the BIG sewing expo in March?

Deby

Karyn

Your quilt looks great! I love the centre picture.

Sher's Creative Expressions

Clarice, your wallhanging is adorable. Yes, yes, it reminds me very much of the elementary primer books we had in school. See Jane run, Dick and Spot too :)

I don't quilt either. I tried a class and still have the remainder to be put together. Somethings you like. . . somethings you don't. Quilting. . . I don't like to do, but sure love quilts!!

Blessings,

Sher

Susan

Just beautiful! You really transformed it into something truly special!

June

What a stunning quilt! I think it is absolutely fantastic and so well done. Every bit of your quilt is a delight to the eye and the details you've incorporated are amazing. Congratulations on this beautiful creation!

Mary T.

YOU ARE AWESOME!

Elaine L.

I love what you did with the panel. It's much nicer than it would have been. The old colors were too dull.

~elaine~

LaTeaDah

Oh I love it, Clarice! It is so cheerful and beautiful. I think you did a great job! You have added great little details (like the needle felted hollyberries) and that makes it extra special.

I will admit that my mind immediately went to where the perfect spot in your house would be for this beautiful piece. And not because you said it 'didn't' go with your house --- because I disagree with you. I think it's perfect! Why don't you put in in your cozy library? I can see it hanging from a dowl in the window that faces your front driveway. Or maybe in the dining room near your 'art' cupboard.

A+ to you!!!!!

:) LaTeaDah

Janet

I LOVE it. Like everyone says the picture is *so* you. I love the red border with the letters. Just great and I know how hard it was for you. Great perseverance!!

Janet

Kelli

Oh, it's absolutely charming, Clarice! What a sweet scene and I love the special little touches you added. You did a wonderful job!
Hugs,
Kelli

Cheryl (Copper's Wife)

Great job, Clarice!!! Way to go on tackling a new skill, too. I think the wall quilt turned out very nicely. Congratulations!

Michele

Clarice, I hardly know what to say. I'm just so PROUD of you. I love that you put your own flair to it and didn't feel restricted to what the panel "told" you to do...of course that's so YOU, I don't know why I'm surprised. I also think it's neat that Chloe worked on it with you. What a great piece of memorabilia you've just created and I just bet it will be a part of your family for years to come. Did you label it on the back with your names and date? Be sure to do that, all right?

Hugs,
Michele

Mrs.Staggs

Clarice!!! It turned out wonderful. I love it, and as soon as I saw that center panel, I thought it was so YOU. Great job on it, and the scarf down below. Wow, you've all been busy crafty bees at your house. My compliments to the girls, as well.

Gumbo Lily

Darling wall quilt! Cheers to you for tackling a project like that. I like it. I also like seeing it as your new header here at Storybook Woods.

Jody

Linda

It turned out great. I love it. Mom

Sarah

It is lovely. And quite an improvement from the original panel. :-)

Rosemary

Clarice,
You did a great job. It's so cute! I like it so much better now too.
Thanks for sharing.
Never say never I guess.
Rosemary

the feathered nest

I love it! The red fabric with the letters is just beautiful and frames it so nicely. Good job! Quilting is on my (long) list of things to try.

Manuela

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