Christmas wall hanging

I’m making a concerted effort this autumn to finish things, UFO’s as I call them (unfinished objects!) I have quite a few stashed in my sewing room in various stages of completion.

Yesterday I finally completed my Christmas wall-hanging. I started this about twelve months ago, thinking I’d have it ready for Christmas last year, but life got in the way and somehow sewing Christmas things in spring doesn’t work for me. I bought it as a complete impulse buy in Samuel Taylors in Leeds, I was in the queue to buy some thread and there it was on display on the wall, I loved the colours and I have to admit being a bit of a sucker for Christmas things, so before I had chance to think about it, it was in my bag with the thread!

First four days of Christmas

First four days of Christmas

I think fabric panels are great for Christmas, I usually hand quilt them,  I haven’t as yet mastered machine quilting, but I also find hand quilting very relaxing, I don’t have to concentrate much,  I can take it to work to sew in my lunch break too.

Fifth to eighth day of Christmas with the partridge in the pear tree

Fifth to eighth day of Christmas with the partridge in the pear tree

I backed this one with a patterned green cotton I had in my stash, it’s one thing I would change if I did it again as I can’t see the quilted shapes on the back. I quilted this one in different colour threads depending on the shape I was going round.

Last four days of Christmas

Last four days of Christmas

The quilt binding was from the same range of fabric, I cut 2″ wide  lengths with my rotary cutter, machine stitched round the quilt with a 3/8″ seam, then hand-stitched it to the backing. The hangers were made from left over binding strips.

Looking forward to Christmas now so I can hang it at the bottom of our stairs.

Twelve days of Christmas wall hanging

Twelve days of Christmas wall hanging

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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