Wall Hanging Quilt
My mother-in-law collects two things: quilts and blue-and-white china. She has many quilts hanging on the walls in her home. Three of the rooms in the Bark house are decorated in blue and white. When I saw this pattern on Heather Bailey's blog, I knew I wanted to try it out. I left the frilly edges off because they didn't seem to fit my mother-in-law's style. (OK, fine, I was terrified of them too.)
Choosing the fabrics was so much fun! I spent several hours in the fabric store finding the best possible mix of blue and white fabrics. I bought fat quarters and tortured the poor woman at the cutting counter with a giant stack of bolts to be cut.
The individual squares were not nearly as difficult to make as I had anticipated. Each one of them came together in just a few minutes. Following all that sewing, I trimmed the squares with my handy-dandy 12.5" square. I pressed the seams away from the center of the quilt squares so to make the final product as smooth as possible, I stitched around the edges of each square.
Mr. H-B helped me arrange the finished squares into the final quilt. By the time I had looked at all of the blue and white fabric for days on end, I couldn't tell what looked patchy or scrappy enough.
I think our first joint quilt effort was a success! (And so does my mother-in-law, as evidenced by the fact that the quilt now hangs in the master bedroom.)