Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Crosses Wall Quilt!

Today I stained my quilt with tea, but it didn't come out the way I wanted. I wrung out the quilt and hung it on a line and sprayed a diluted walnut stain on it, to darken it more. Unfortunately it doesn't show the staining with a camera. 

After I let it drip dry on the line, I threw it in a dryer to finish the drying and it came out with a  nice crinkly look. I had to iron it to get it to lay flatter, so that took out some of the crinkling.

The idea came from an antique quilt, and I added the circle and leaves to mine. It is done with fusible raw edge and hand stitched, then hand quilted with dmc pearl cotton. For the strings, I used precut strips from a log cabin quilt, that a friend was making and she sent me the extras. I wanted to keep it scrappy and the strips were perfect, for the look that I wanted. The middle and border strips were done with Barbara Brackman's line, 1862 Battle Hymn.

The quilt measures 28" x 28".  It is darker in person with stain spots from the walnut spray.

Here is a close up of the stitching. I do a basic stitch, no thought to keeping it perfect, but I try to be something uniform;)

And here is a link to the original quilt. I really like how the strings look and think this would be fun to do with a bed sized quilt and change out the middle with a different appliqué design. A great way to use up scraps. The photo is courtesy of Quilt Museum and Gallery.


Rugs and Pugs said...

LOVE your little quilt. So sweet!
Hugs :)

Saundra said...

Well those stitches look dang uniform to me! Very pretty quilt piece m'dear.


Jacque. said...

That looks great, Debbie! What will you use this for...table topper?

paulette said...

Your stitching is the icing on the cake!! LOVE it, Debbie!

kelley said...

Very nice Debbie...great spin on the original...especially love how the light inner border makes it pop...stitching is better than mine!

annie said...

I really love that!
It's very appealing!

Dawn said...

A really sweet quilt! Lovely little stitches too.

Kris said...

Fabulous, Debbie!! And I think your stitches look amazing!! One of these days . . . wait, I keep saying that - I am going to try some hand quilting!! I love the look!! This quilt will look great above your bedroom table with the new tablerunner!!