Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wednesday's Wanderings #54 - CELEBRATE!

This is the final block for my 2012 Wednesday's Wanderings. 
It is with a sense of joy and relief that I created this block.
  I am so happy that I made it through the year without too many hiccups. 
 So ring the bells and throw the confetti!

I started with this polka dot fabric and quilted it with wavy lines.

 I used a metallic thread. 
 The bells were added using raw edge fusible applique after positioning the rick rack.
I like to use a rayon thread for the blanket stitch 
It has a bit of a shine.

The block needed a bit more of a celebratory theme, so after adding the bells
 I decided to add some streamers.
 The streamers were too thick to be created from fabric, so I chose to do thread painting. I searched high and low for my beloved blue soluble marking pen, but couldn't find it.  Instead I used a water soluble film (Solvy) and drew my streamer pattern on it.
 I thread painted the streamers by stitching over and over until I thought there was enough coverage.  I tore away the remaining Solvy.  I did not need to soak it.
And then I added some confetti!
The satin stitch was perfect for this.


The 54th block.
One block a week plus 2 for good measure (and to make an eye pleasing layout).

A wall hanging with a year's full of wanderings and memories. 
Thanks for hanging in there with me on this journey.
Finished quilt to follow.



  1. This is so cheerful. Makes me happy just to look at it!

  2. Beautiful piece to ring in the new year.


  3. Delightful, and exquisite workmanship! Thanks for sharing!

  4. That is beautiful Cheryl. Thanks for all your hints too. Happy New Year!

  5. LOVE IT! so totally looks like a party! thanks for sharing your methods!! congrats on sticking with it to the very end!


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