Friday, March 5, 2010

Winds of Change- Sew and Tell

It's March and the Snowman I had hanging on my wall is probably not appropriate anymore. Although today it could be since it is snowing. But wanting to be an optimist and ready for when the snow does stop, I made this little wall hanging. I finished binding it last night just in time for Amy's sew and tell.

I had so much fun making these little people and their kites. I used raw edge applique, a method I find very enjoyable. I like the effect, it reminds me of children's drawings. Amy also did a raw edge applique project for her sew and tell. It's very cute. I really like her flowers.

The quilt below is my only other springy wall hanging. It is the first quilt I designed myself. I made it over 10 years ago and I was so proud of it at the time. Now it makes me laugh. There are so many mistakes and things I would do different. It was an attempt to try new methods and put a dent in my scrap bag. I love this quilt and the beginning it represents for me on my quilting journey.

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27 comments:

  1. I LOVE your wall hanging and love your little people and the kites, SO CUTE! I might have to give that a try!

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  2. my goodness this is stink'n cute!!!

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  3. Gets me ready for spring! So cute!

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  4. I love both of them! I have been looking for an idea for my May wall hanging! Thanks!

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  5. I love your first "free" quilt-- just wonderful! The kites look like they're being carried off by the wind!

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  6. You win the "Cutest Dang Quilt" award for Friday Finish!

    I love it! Love it! Love it!

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  7. Those little kite-fliers are pretty cute - and it's perfect for March! I've been thinking about trying the raw-edge applique, and this just gives me more motivation!

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  8. Oh Em, those little kites and kids are sooooo cute! I love the little one lying down and watching the kite fly. It is perfect for spring.

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  9. The kite quilt is definitely good for March! I haven't flown a kite in many, many years. Enjoyed it as a child.

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  10. i love this! it is so cute and creative. what a great finish for the week.

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  11. The kite flying quilt is really cute, captures the feel of spring. I really want to try raw edge applique. I like the March Winds one also, it is darling, like the scrappy border. It's nice to see how we change and improve isn't it?

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  12. That is cute! Great design with such whimsy.

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  13. Sweet wall hangings. Dang cute kids in the first!! :)

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  14. Oh man that is SOOOO cute! I just keep looking at it. I am particularly into kites this spring, and I just can't get over how cute this is. I am gushing, I know, but I love it.

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  15. I like both quilts! Hope spring comes soon for you!

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  16. I love both of them! :) You are so talented! Sending warm, spring-y thoughts your way!!

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  17. That is officially the cutest thing I have seen so far! Just adorable and I hope it brings spring weather!

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  18. Lol! The little one lying down to fly his kite could be based on my boy! And the pretty quilt might depict Spring in Wet and Windy Wales where we nevertheless enjoy the glory of the new growth!

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  19. Lol! The little one lying down to fly his kite could be based on my boy! And the pretty quilt might depict Spring in Wet and Windy Wales where we nevertheless enjoy the glory of the new growth!

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  20. I am so inspired by the first quilt with the kids flying kites! I am working on some spring-y quilted wallhangings myself. I am just done with winter and the gray of the landscape at the present time. Thanks for sharing your work!

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  21. That is super cute! What a great idea!

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  22. Cute! It has such a wonderful innocent and whimsical qualiry about it.

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  23. How much fun to just design your own bit of spring--both then and now. Good work!

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  24. I love them both! It's fun to reminisce how far you've come :)

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  25. Kite flying is such a great spring activity! Love your sweet wall hanging - such a fun design.

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  26. So cute - those kits are melting my heart! :)

    Do you mind me adding you to my blogroll?

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  27. Oh, I love your wallhanging with the kids and kites!!!! Super super cute! Thanks for sharing.

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