Jul 06 18

Finished a Wall Hanging!

This was my preliminary stitch-out for the 24-inch Fantasy Flower Block, another machine embroidery applique design.  I ended up changing a number of things but I’d invested so much time into this block (and  also liked it), so I figured I should go ahead and quilt it.  I began with a basic ruler work framework.  What you see below eventually had another 1/4 inch parallel channel added to both the large and small squares:

As basic as it appears above, that straight line ruler work framework really “makes” this wall hanging design special.  I am still amazed by how much ruler work can elevate a design!  Anyway, here are some additional shots.  This first one is a close up of the both frameworks once they’ve been filled in:

…and the center-most framework:

I don’t know how well these photos show it, but there’s a nice 3-D texture to the piece:

And here’s one last one:


  1. Pat Says:


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  3. Diane Evans Says:

    This is truly beautiful, Patsy — did you use the cotton/wool batting you wrote to me about? And what kind of thread did you use? The definition is wonderful. What a great piece! (LOVE the background color, too.)


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