Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Finished wall hanging

I finished the wall hanging and thought I would show some close up pictures. The panel has a replica of the signatures on the Declaration of Independence surrounded by symbols of the 13 colonies and our first 3 presidents on top. I stippled the whole center section and then stitched in the ditch around the borders. I'm getting a little more confident with the stippling, however, I did stitch over a couple times. Luckily, though, it was in sections that had the blue printing on them and it isn't noticeable. I'm making the label tonight for the back.

I love this fabric and when I bought it, I only bought one yard. Then I got to thinking that I might want to make more than one of these and when I went back to the store, they didn't have any more, and wouldn't be getting any. So I went on line (even my husband searched for me) and found it at a few stores. I called one and they were able to fill my order right away. It was great!


  1. Really nice machine quilting! This is a very interesting piece. I love it!

  2. You have done a great job with the quilting and this deserves a very special place!

  3. What a terrific fabric. So different for the usual red, white and blue combinations. Don't worry about the crossover stitching - believe me, only you know where they are.

    You have made a terrific wallhanging and should be very pleased with your efforts.


  4. This fabric is beautiful, I've never seen anything quite like it, you did such a good job of the quilting Ruth, well done.

    Love Leanne xx

  5. I think I have one or two of these panels, but mine might be in red, I can't remember and will have to check. It looks so pretty all quilted up.
    I have a favor to ask you. Would you send me a reply at your convenience? I tried to email you but there was a glitch. Thanks.
    Connie W

  6. I remember these when they came out! Love the quilt...I've seen several made from them and they all work so well! I think you did a great job quilting!

  7. Beautiful quilt, you certainly did a good job, I'm sure it will be loved! I too, have trouble sending you an email, but want you to know I am thinking about your Hubby, all the best to him and I hope in a few days he will be " as good as new". take care, Bobbin