Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Welcome Quilt!


I finished another small piece this week, a welcome quilt from Whimsicals. It can be found in the book, From Mom and Me. I have a few of Terri's older books and love her designs and thought it was time I made this one.

It is a simple pattern and I used wool for the applique, so it was easy to make up. It is the perfect size to hang on my wall rack with the heart piece, for now, then it will be gifted to someone.

I made a simple border instead of the one that went with the pattern, but I like the black fabric around this design and with the antiquing it worked nicely.

Here is the piece on the drying rack, love how the walnut ink stained on this piece.  For small quilts, I water it down and then brush it on with a paint brush, it gives it a more aged and spotted look. I also dry it on a rack in the front loader, so it crinkles it up a bit and it also gives it an uneven look, but I don't like ironing it out to straighten it, since it takes the wrinkles out.

Another trick I like to do is, antique the clothes pins. I soak them in watered down walnut ink and let them dry in the sun. It gives them a nice aged look for hanging quilts.


16 comments:

annie said...

that looks wonderful, I love the wording!

Anna said...

You did such a nice job on the antiquing. I have said before that I need to be brave and try that walnut stain...yikes!

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

I love it Deb.......especially the antiquing!

Barbara said...

Cute!

Fiona said...

how lovely and great work with the aging....
Hugz

Quilt Hollow said...

You and Karen have making some really sweet quilts with wording...so dang cute.

Julie Fukuda said...

Just darling ... and very welcoming.

acorn hollow said...

so sweet you are always so busy.
Cathy

Jacque. said...

Looks great, Debbie! I have several of the Whimsicals books...am reluctant to pass them on. I love looking at them and thinking that someday I might finish something! ~sigh~

Joanne Lendaro said...

Very nice!! It's all warm and fuzzy, perfect for any entryway!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

How pretty!! I love this. :)

Karen said...

This is a very good piece. I like the aged look. And done with wool gives it a very prim and warm look. I like it very much!

Vicki W said...

It's really cute!

paulette said...

This has got to be the sweetest mat ever!! And I LOVE you quilt hanger! Perfect combo!
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moosecraft said...

This turned out great, Debbie!

hungryhippie said...

I really love it all!