Island Flower Wall Hanging
My Island Flower wall hanging is my first project as an ambassador for Island Batik. Have I told you how much I love working with batiks! This collection of batiks would be perfect for a Christmas project but this wall hanging could be used anytime.
I had fun working with this beautiful group of batiks that I received from Island Batik called Berry Christmas.
If you missed my post about it you can read it here.
Then I cut some more fabric into 2½” strips and sub-cut to squares for the borders.
Of course I used my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine to do all my piecing and quilting. I always like showing a picture of the free motion quilting before it is all done. Do you see how the fabric really gets a beautiful texture with the quilting?
Here it is with the quilting all done in the center and also on the red and green blocks.
Here is a closeup of the stitching on the leaves.
Since this is a wall hanging I cut 6 inch squares of muslin and folded them on the diagonal before attaching to the top corners. Now I can add a small dowel to hang this up. I did the raw edge applique before I added the back.
I made a little label and I have to laugh as the information on it is kind of mixed up…..but it is a label! Afterwards I realized…..I could have written the info on one of the corners.
This wall hanging is 20″ x 28″.
I also gave away a bundle of Berry Christmas when I visited the Friendship Guild in Elizabeth, IL last week. I still have a little bit of the batiks left for another small project.
Update: I used the leftovers for a couple fun projects!
- Strippy Basket Tutorial with Somerset
- Batik Strippy Baskets
- Coasters from the corners
- Somerset Coasters
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