Friday, 26 December 2014

It's finally finished!

After being on my A Lovely Year of Finishes list for about 4 months running, and after being in the  2014 FAL for at least 2 quarters, I've finally finished my Mackintoshesque Art Deco inspired wall hanging!

My FAL goal setting post is here and my ALYOF goal setting post is here.



Kerry persuaded me that the best way to finish it was with faced binding.  She sent me the link to this tutorial by OP Quilt which worked really well.  OK, it's not perfect, but I was working with the edge of a 1/4" bias binding rather than a whole quilt.  As you can see it's not perfectly flat at the edges.



But, quite frankly, I don't care!  I also don't care that the back is an absolute mess.



I am very happy with the way the front looks and that's all that matters.  Now I just need to get this baby on the wall.  How the hell do I hang it up?!?



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17 comments:

Sarah in Stitches said...

It looks beautiful! I've only ever had to hang one little quilt, and I had to make a sleeve along the top edge on the back. Don't know if that would work here, but I guess you could give it a try! Merry Christmas, Wendy :D

Una said...

Very special. I'd be tempted to put it into a big picture frame before hanging it. The glass would protect it forever.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Congratulations on the finish, it is a beauty, have been looking at the past posts when you were working on it. It came together really well.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Christine said...

That is gorgeous!

Sasha said...

It looks great! Good job!

Kathy said...

I don't have any hanging suggestions, but this is definitely a lovely finish!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Love, love, love your wall hanging, Wendy!!! I've been waiting to see this one finished. It looks perfect in every way from where I'm sitting.

Jane Galley said...

It looks fabulous. Can you put a hanging sleeve on the back?

margaret said...

so good to see this completed have loved it every time you shared it with us and it will look fabulous on the wall

Rachel said...

Attach a sleeve to the designated top edge, feed a pole through and kumihimo a cord and tassels to hang it from...
Oops, sorry, multiplying projects again - a very bad habit of mine!

Renee said...

I LOVE it! It turned out gorgeous!

quirkyhannah said...

Squee can you send that to me?? I love it! It's beautiful and the front is what matters :)

SuperMomNoCape said...

It's stunning! It's been fun to see the different stages of progress as you worked on it.

Jessica Jo said...

That looks so lovely! You did a great job of it. The front is all that matters if it's just a wall hanging, right?

Sandy said...

A very nice finish. The quilting looks great!!

Nicole Painchaud said...

Absolutely stunning. Great design.

pennydog said...

OMG it's true!!! Awesome well done- you know how to do the binding again for future projects now too. I normally add a thinner binding and trap in some traingles in the corners for hanging but you could make a little sleeve for dowel instead since you'e got this far?