Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish Family and Friends. I hope that you are all having a wonderful start to the Hanukkah celebration. I just wanted to share my Dreidle Delight Wall hanging quilt finish. Yes, I got it done and in the mail on time. It's going to find a new home with my cousin and his wife.
This was my first ever attempt at doing feathers on my home machine. I think they turned out okay. I also did figure 8s in the cream border and a stipple stitch in the medium blue. The binding gave me all sorts of problems. I did a thinner binding than I usually do, and I did it all by machine. I usually finish my binding by hand. It just didn't want to co-operate with me at all, but I finally got it done. Sorry about the mediocre picture, but I had to get it to the post office in a hurry!
The last little thing that I want to share with you is a tip on hanging a small wall hanging like this. Because this is so small, there really is no reason to sew on a sleeve. I just took two 4" squares, folded them in half diagonally and then sewed them into the binding. This way, I can insert a dowel rod and hang it, or I can lay it flat on a table as a runner without the extra bulk of a hanging sleeve. I also made sure to include the rod and the wall hook in the package going to my cousin. I find that if you make people get their own hangers, the project wont get hung.
I would also like to note, that I only used fabric from my stash for this project! Even the backing, which was a fabric that I've had for awhile now because I only need a 5" piece when I bought it. I'm trying to use supplies mostly from my stash, the problem is that so many times I need just a bit more fabric than I have for something. I'm sure you all know the feeling. :)