Did you know about the Blogger's Quilt Festival!!? It's like a quilt show, but on the internet. There are many categories of quilts you can enter by creating a post on your blog about the quilt you are entering and linking up. I've decided to enter my Pixelated Heart Wall Hanging into the... yup you guessed it.... Wall Hanging Category. Many of you have already seen it (in fact, you might be tired of seeing it!), but here it is in one last post. I'll take you on a picture journey of how it was made!
Blue Elephant Stitches. My mom and I fell in love with it, and I set forth to making her one for Mother's Day, only I decided to make a wall hanging.
I created a sketch and figured out all my "quilter's" math!
Fabric was all cut out! 70 colored and 140 low volume neutrals all cut into 2" squares. Shared via Instagram.
Heart layout figured out.
Background layout figured out. Shown via Instagram.
Nine blocks sewn up.
Very last stitches being sewn into the top! I was so excited!
Top completed and backing and binding was chosen.
Bound it using my fold over binding technique.
And completed! I was, and still am, quite proud of how nicely this turned out. I wish I would have gotten better pictures of it, but maybe I'll do that later.
Here it is all wrapped up in a ribbon I had, and tagged with a handmade card. I was crying when I gave it to her... yes, I'm emotional. I had kept it a secret from her for a while (I tell my mom EVERYTHING) and worked so hard on it, I just couldn't keep it in. She loves it and is displaying it in her classroom right now :D
I hope you enjoyed this photo journey on how my pixelated heart wall hanging was created for my mom. If you want to read more about it, click here. Now go write up about a quilt you finished this year and enter it in the Blogger's Quilt Festival! Leave me a comment with a link to your post so I can see your entry!