Add a focal point to your hallway, foyer or living room with this charming quilted wall hanging. This quilted wall hanging will add a unique touch to your house, showing off your own unique tastes and style. this is a beautiful quilt to hang on your wall, adding texture and colour to your home. This piece is made by Roswitha, my mother, a quilter of many years. She designs and creates each piece individually so no two pieces are ever the same. Not only beautiful, but exceptionally well made too. On the back, hand embroidered, is the name of the quilt and the date it was made, it is a OOAK unrepeated piece.
Words from the maker – ‘I joined in this year’s row-by-row challenge that my former quilt club in the UK were busy with. Each month a new style or method would arrive to be attached to the previous ones, to be ready as a finished quilt by Easter.
I very quickly realised this could become chaotic so I chose to use a limited palette where one dominant colour would act as main the feature with others as support. My choice was yellow as it has a dominating character in its own right. This I then chose to place on a contrasting background to highlight the given challenges.
My next dilemma was how to use the colours in such a way that they continued to relate throughout the whole piece without knowing what the next design might be. So with each new method I carefully placed the central yellow near the upper or lower one and slowly built the others around it. This way the yellow could do a sort of swaying motion through the quilt and hopefully hold the whole together.
I prefer to use batiks in most of my work as their colours have a way of blending and are ideal for fussy cutting. I also like to add printed fabrics as a colour blend or contrast. In this quilt all the piecing was done by machine, the quilting by hand..
This quilted wall hanging, made of batik cottons, has a thin layer of quilter’s wadding and the backing is a fine calico. It has a wooden rod and cord to hang from. With the use of two large hooks it could also be hung directly from the rod.