Monday, October 09, 2006


Here is my Remembrance day wall hanging, as promised. I was crazy to get this done, and worked at it all weekend. It was a glorious Thanksgiving weekend! It was sunny and warm. I managed to get a lot of things done as well as this wall hanging. I washed and put away all the lawn furniture and table. Cut back the wild perennials and even planted daffodils! Also managed to eat 2 yummy Turkey dinners! Thanks Mom and Mom-in-law!

As for the wall hanging, it is not exactly as I had originally pictured it in my head. But it was a totally improvisational effort. I started with the wonky letters and they were hard to do!(By the way that "F" is an F and not a "P", there is just a dark spot on the light fabric, which makes it look like a P in the photo) The letters were a bit bigger than I expected. I was going to put 'lest we' on one line, then the poppy, then 'forget', but 'forget'was big enough! So I rearranged them that way. I like the green fabric that I picked it an army green tone to it. I am thinking this could be good in wools, perhaps even made from old army uniforms....hmmm, something to think about.

Next photo is an update on the Spike quilt, it's looking good I think!

6 comments:

Tonya R said...

I'm sorry the letters were hard, but you did a great job with them and the next time you work with them (if there is a next time) it will be easier. Really. You did a great job.

carol said...

thanks! I think what was hard was working without precise instructions. I think I need that book you're working on!:)It's hard to consult the computer, a book is easier. So I stopped thinking about reading the instructions and more about what each letter is supposed to look like and went for it! I started with the easy letters first L, E, T, etc. and saved the hardest for last. By that time, I was getting a feel for it, so that I could tackle 'W'. I kept thinking there is something wrong with this one...it was an M! d'oh! I fixed it! :P

joyce said...

The letters look great and I love the colours you have chosen.

joyce said...

The letters look great and I love the colours you have chosen.

Dawn said...

Oh I think it looks wonderful!

Sassenach said...

What a special idea for a quilt. The color combination is perfect for it.