I finally finished all the blocks for the wall hanging. Now I am working on the assembly of the quilt.
Healing Hands block: I was inspired by a pair of earrings that I bought near the Grand Canyon probably 10 years ago at a craft show of Native American crafts. The earrings are called “Healing Hands”. So I decide to make a circle of hands around a ring of flowers to represent all the people who have helped me on my journey. I made the flowers using color catchers which had been dyed in the laundry. Then I painted the flowers with fabric pastels. I used free motion quilting to make the hands.
Painted Sun block: This sun block was inspired by a card that I received. I used hand dyed fabric for the base of the sun. I added free motion quilting designs to the sun using the card for inspiration. I free motion quilted the background with a stippling design.
Sisters block: The last block that I completed was for my sister, Mary. She was a great caregiver for me during my cancer journey. Mary was awesome. I was inspired by paper doll quilts that I saw on Pinterest. Mary helped me “size down” the paper doll images so that I could make a template for the dolls that would fit on my block. The paper dolls reminded me of our childhood – playing with paper doll cutouts. I used fusible machine appliqué for the dolls and sisters’ flag. I outlined the dolls with black thread and free motion quilting. I used green burlap for the grass.
“Redo” of the Hope block: When I started working on the quilt layout, I needed to change the color of the Hope block from pink to teal. I used fusible machine appliqué with the new Hope block.
My next post will show the completed wall hanging. Can’t wait.
Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna