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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Grandparents House Rules Wall Hanging


Grandparents House Rules


This is a fun panel my husband picked out when we attended the Road To California Quilt Show, Jan. 2018.  I created a couple of borders with some fabric I had and I even had some left over batting to use from a previous project. The panel is "Grandparents Rules" by Timeless Treasures.

Grandparents Rules Wall Hanging
Quilt top loaded, basted and ready to quilt.

I spent a lot of time quilting with black thread and it was really hard on the eyes to work with. Sadly the black thread on black fabric blends so well, you can only see the quilting with a little side lighting.


Pebbles quilting between the text
Started quilting pebbles and eventually got between all the letters and inside them. All these pebbles either make you better at them or just hate them. 

quilted texture

I tried adding in a few funky looking feathers and swirls.

swirled quilting

More pebbles and swirls. I was close to being done at that point. Boy were my eyes tired of black on black. Even the side lighting was not enough to make it easier on the eyes.

beginner quilter

A funky feather and more pebbles but the text was puffing out and that was what I was looking for.


dark thread on dark fabric cannot see the border stitching

You can't really tell but I did piano key quilting on the outer polka dot border. I just did the ditch for the gray and white inner border and the red border.

all done quilting

What a great feeling to be done quilting!

finished the quilting

I took it outside to see if I could get a better view of the quilting in the sun, but the black on black was still hard to see.

Wall Hanging from curtain rod.

I bound it with black and put a hanging sleeve on the back. We hung it up over a light I can turn on to help show the texture of the quilting. You still have to change angles to see it all. It was leaning towards the wall at the bottom, but it is straight....just in case you were wondering.

I'm happy with how it turned out. I don't know if I will ever do such a dark project again. 

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