Friday, 20 January 2012

how's it hanging?

Yesterday I finally got round to hanging my 
beautiful quilt from Mary@ Molly Flanders.
Now this is something new to me,
as usual my attempt was somewhat adhoc.
If you want to see how it should be done please hop over to
Stitched in color who yesterday also posted a great how to!
If you prefer to wing it with whatever you have 
stick with me!
 The idea is to make tubes of fabric with which to hold a piece of dowel.
Ever the corner cutter, I struck on this old apron that I'd been chopping up.
The ties made perfect tubes for the dowel.
That's one step down.
Now all I had to do was hand stitch the three tubes to the back of the quilt.
I chose three tubes as this seemed to hold the quilt straighter.
I did feel strange sewing my stitches on to Mary's quilt,
I like how my addition is so me!!
 After cutting my dowel with a saw on the kitchen work surface,
I placed it through the stitched tubes.
Next step bang two nails in the wall,
using the hammer as a measuring implement.
Spirit level?  I have eyes.
So there we have it.
One beautiful quilt hung.
How can I possibly go wrong now that Mary has my back!
In case you didn't know I'm a big lover of independence.
Indie music, indie movies and indie quilters!
Are you an indie girl like me?

14 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Beautiful quilt
Julie xxxxxxxx

Simone said...

Not sure if I'm an Indie girl but I like your style! How's it hanging? It looks like it's hanging wonderfully to me! x

gillyflower said...

Thanks for sharing these tips! Its a such lovely quilt and it looks super on the wall!

Gill xx

Catherine said...

it looks lovely hanging there

Pattyskypants said...

Looks great! xxoo Patty

Dolores said...

Love how the quilt looks on the wall. I'm definitely an indie girl! dxx

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

looks very nice! I like your new blog header, too. I finished starlet #2! :) added it to flickr group and blogged about your block party again today! was gonna post a sock picture but my socks didn't match my starlet. (wink)

Jessica said...

three cheers to those who wing it!
i'm with you doll!

Richard Healey said...

I think you did a great job hanging it. I agree if you just do corners it kinda sags in the middle.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Great job with the dowling :)
I'm not an indie kid (sorry!) but I know a man who is!!

Juliab said...

Wow, that quilt really is something to behold and it goes so well next to the shelving and orange radio. Well done for being brave and stitching into the quilt. I'm sure, like you, I would have hesitated about doing it. Have a fab weekend. xx

Nicky said...

I would have to pinch myself to believe what I was seeing - such a beauty from the hand of Mary!

Great job of hanging it up Clare and your accessories look so good with it!

Diane said...

That looks gorgeous on your wall. xxx

two hippos said...

it looks absolutely beautiful hanging there!