I have this one piece of wall when you walk to the upstairs part of my house that was bare. It’s visible from the dining room, and really needed something to fill it. During Christmas, I have a mini quilt with an ornament on it that hangs there, and it looks so good in that space that I decided to create one for every season or holiday. For Easter / Spring, I decided on this:
It’s a combination of hand quilting and fusible applique on a batik background. Also, I wrote out the Resurrection story from the book of Luke on the background with fabric marker before putting everything together. The pearl cotton I used to quilt it just gave it a better feel than I would have gotten using my machine. Over all, it’s awesome in that space and feels just springy enough without being too pastel (a request from my husband).
I had something a little more adventurous in mind for the 4th of July / Summer, and it might not be ready in time!
It started as a drawing of mine of an eagle with shield, arrow and branch. I added the banner over his head, and the stars to the shield as I fused down the other pieces. Then, it hung on my design wall for a few weeks as I tried to decide how I wanted to proceed. I’m going to do details with hand embroidery, and finish with machine quilting. This is my “when kids are asleep” project for now. I’ll be glad when it’s hanging up, and I can start planning my fall project!