Sunday, January 3, 2010

Quilt 134 - Office Wall Hangings

13" x 16"

The law firm I work for moved to a different building this year, and my new office had a large blank wall that was just crying out for a wall hanging. When packing up her office, my boss found several rods from old card catalog drawers that she just couldn't bear to throw away. The moment I saw them I said "quilt hangers"!! They are only about 16" long, so I had my dimensions pretty much figured out before I started the quilts.

On a trip to Chelan, I had purchased some fat quarters that I knew would come in handy someday, but didn't really have a project in mind. They turned out to be the perfect mix of the neutral used on the walls of our new office and some bright cheery reds and pinks to liven up my office space. I used the Convergence technique and added an accent border on the bottom to make them a little longer than they are wide.

I also tried a new technique for binding, using strips on the sides and triangles in the corners, to avoid having any binding showing on the front. Fun!! I already have some other small quilts in mind so I can change them out every couple of months.

My high tech solution for mounting the rods: gold colored thumbed tacks. It would have been little cup hooks, but the drug store didn't have any, so gold thumb tacks it is!

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