I wanted to show Home & Garden some love so I’m posting this here instead of regular ole Fiber Arts. It’s decor, right?!
This wall hanging was a labor of love for the one and only @marionberries in the Miniature Make a Friend Swap.. I did lots of creepy stalking from her previous posts and a bit of Google Street View to help come up with this little project. (Let that be a lesson to any future swap partners…I’m a stalking creeper. It’s for a good cause though!)
I used this paper piecing pattern to make the little house and did my best to recreate some quilty version of her house to hang up.
@marionberries has two cats but also frequently fosters cats as well so there’s little kitties in the windows! Two to represent her cats and a third to represent the foster cats.
Here’s a couple other detail shots of the house:
Used some florals at the edges to represent a garden (which she also does! but I didn’t have any suitable veggie garden fabric. Imagine that.)
The other little kitty in the window…
The cute little awning and chimney!
At the bottom of the hanging is a lyric from Crosby, Stills & Nash that @marionberries had on her “someday I’ll make something with this” list and I hope she doesn’t mind I added it to this project. The song is a bit before my time so I had to listen to it and learn of course and it was stuck in my head all day. I started singing it at my mom’s house and my mom burst out into song, knowing all the words. Lol.
I’m pretty proud of myself…look at this stitching…
Lemme tell you a story about this stitching. I hate the way my embroidered words look but I love it on cross stitch because the grids keep everything nice and neat. I got the crazy idea to use waste canvas instead of just embroidering the words on like a sane person.
Tearing out the waste canvas…
Lemme tell you…I’m still not convinced it was worth the time and effort of all the crossed eyes and bother of using the waste canvas but the end result was pretty good. I think it would have been less hassle if I was actually cross stitching and not doing outline/text. Still undetermined if it was the correct course of action here but I got to try something new.
And finally…here’s the back. Played around with free motion quilting to make the little tag. It’s not great but it was fun to play with.
Turning the block into the hanging I used the same method I did with my Quilted Cross Stitch Hanging . It’s the perfect little pattern for showcasing one 12inch block into a wall hanging.
Thanks for looking!!