Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween Wall Hanging!

I finished my new hanging tonight.
With this one, I wanted something simple and fast to make up.
I used wool for the applique and DMC pearl cotton for the stitchery.
I buy the small balls and use a coupon, so it is cheaper than using floss by the skein.

The autumn fabric was from my friend Kelley. I love that material as a border, fits in perfect with the theme. I do have more of it and in two shades, tempted to try a thanksgiving table cloth with it.

The pattern is by Tiffany of Primitive Blessings. I wanted the pattern larger than the paper, so I made it the size I wanted, then cropped the picture in half and printed, went back and cropped the other half and printed that out, so I had the exact size that I need for transferring. It is a nice way to get larger versions without paying a print shop. If you do not have a program that you can enlarge with, you can use the basic one in the same way. Set to print full size on the paper, then crop half of the picture and print that out, then go back and crop the other half and print.

The backing on this piece was some old material that I had grunged up, so it had an antique look to begin with. I sprayed a bit of walnut on it to darken it more, in some spots. I am happy with how this one came out, antiqued, without being too dark.

14 comments:

Joanne said...

Absolutely love it Debbie!

paulette said...

Wow!! Fantastic!! SEW sweet@
Paulette

Dorothy said...

This little wallhanging is gorgeous.
I love the nose on the pumpkin.

Terry said...

Great wall hanging! I need to do some things like that for Halloween and fall. One of these days! :0)

moosecraft said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Gimmee! Gimmee! Gimmee! LOL!

:-)

Lori said...

That wallhanging is so cute and perfect for this time of year!!!

julieQ said...

Oh, I love it so much! I think it was very clever of you to resize it...perfect!

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Fantastic and I agree! I love the pumpkin nose!.

soggibottom said...

I like this too :-) x x x

rockriverstitches said...

OMG I Love Love this!! The pumpkins eyes are perfect! The whole thing is perfect!

Tammy

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Simply SPOOKTACULAR Deb!
Hugs
Lynn

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a fun Halloween wall hanging!

Beth said...

What a cute wallhanging, I love.it!

Gretchen said...

This is the best wallhanging! I love black cats and crows and it's halloween.