Friday, November 28, 2008

Merry & Bright Reversible Wallhanging

Merry & Bright fabric by Sandy Gervias for Moda was my inspiration for my Christmas project this year. I love the little coupe cars on the streets today and think the coupe in the main panel of the fabric line is just great for a wall hanging. With the panel as my inspiration and the desire to "create" using Charm Packs, I took a Moda Charm pattern, opened two Charm Packs and started playing. Since I had just a few left over charm squares left after completing the wall hanging front, I decided to piece the back of the wall hanging instead of having to cut more fabric for the backing. For the back I used one of the panel blocks, all but one of my charm squares, the rest of my red from the front border and just a bit of three other fabrics. Wow what a saving in fabric to piece the back. Piecing the back is certainly nothing new. One of my favorite old quilts made in the 20's by my grandmother's family used old trousers for both the front and back. I use this old 20's quilt for my Christmas tree skirt every year just to remind me of how special my grandmother was to me. I hope you all had a time to reflect on family and friends this Thanksgiving and enjoy the Christmas season this year. Remember the Christmas season is not about snow, Christmas trees, house decorating and shopping but instead celebration of the birth of Christ.

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