Thursday, May 12, 2011


One of my favorite blogs is Crafty Creations, it has challenges for all types of crafting. This weeks challenge #118 is Anything Goes, love it!

Have been doing all types of crafts besides cards and just finished this piece. It is a quilted wall hanging. The focal point is a picture of my Great Aunt and Uncle. I've been working on genealogy and also getting things together for a family reunion. We are going to have an auction to offset some of the costs and this is my contribution to the cause.

Printed the picture on photo fabric, cropped it using a rotary cutter that gives the old style ragged edges. Matted the picture three times with other fabrics, just like matting pictures for cards. Used "Wonder Under" on the back of all the fabric.

The base of the wall hanging is a different fabric and it was made like a mini quilt with batting in between the top and back, sewed the two together and turned, then added the photo to the front. Added a piece of lace in the corner and also some pearls (hard to see them). Thought about adding more embellishments, but Billy thought it would take away from the picture. I did sew about the mats and then a few rows on the background. This was a learning experience and will be trying a pillow for my next project.

Thanks for stopping by, love to hear you comments. Have a great day.



  1. Its gorgeous Sue, I love working in fabric too!
    hugs Lynn

  2. Great hanging... love the texture of the fabric. And I think it's a fantastic idea to auction family art for the reunion costs.

  3. So beautiful! Great to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  4. Wow, Suzie what a fabulous photo to use for this fabulous wall hanging and perfect for the occasion too!! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Creations with this wonderful creation!!

  5. This is an awesome project for your family auction. Is there a way you can embroidery a tag for the back stating who the kids are/ages/year? Wouldn't a 'family tree' also make a neat quilted wall hanging?!?



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