Friday, August 2, 2013

Summer Lovin': Megan's Post-Christmas-in-July Wall Hanging

 Welcome to the Summer Lovin' Series!



Today we have Megan from Crafty Meggy. I love seeing all the sewing projects Megan tackles on her blog. Today she is sharing a post-Christmas in July project with us. If you really think about it, Christmas is just around the corner. It's time to start crafting! Here she is!

Hello Craft a Spell readers! I'm so excited to be here with you today and to share a fun sewing project! My name is Megan and I blog over at Crafty Meggy. I've been blogging for almost 2 years now and I LOVE it! I also love being crafty. I mostly do sewing, but I also make holiday themed crafts and sometimes I scrapbook. I'm in a house filled with boys, so my blog and crafting are my way of keeping myself sane! :) My 3 boys are great and keep me on my toes and my husband and I have been married for ten and a half years. It goes by fast, doesn't it! :)

Well, enough about me, let's move on to my project! I'm a beginning sewist; my husband got me a sewing machine for my birthday last year in April. I still feel like there's so much to learn and I'll never know it all! Since we just got over with the month of July, I thought it would be fun to show you a lap quilt I made last year as a post-Christmas in July project :)

I went to visit my mom in March 2012 and she is a quilter. That meant her stash of fabric was HUGE!! I had NO fabric stash to speak of and hers looked like a mountain! LOL I had fun going through all her fabric. She had tons of scraps, too! One day I was looking through the scraps and found she had a ton of small Christmasy fabric. I set them all out and we brainstormed something I could make with it. In the end we thought it would be cute to make a Christmas tree wall hanging.

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This is what I started out with. My sister found some white fabric with stars on it to use on the sides.

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Have you ever made a quilt before? I hadn't. This was the first time I'd done any sewing like this. I was really nervous about making a mistake. I pinned the edges right sides together, one strip at a time and then sewed them a quarter inch or less from the edge.

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Here's the front of it before it was all the way finished. I was really happy with how it was turning out!

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And here it is all sewn together and ironed.

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This is the quilt as I pinned it to the batting to finish it up and quilt it. I finished the quilt hanging before I came back home in April and it has been sitting in my craft closet waiting for me to put a pretty hanger on it so I can hang it on the wall at Christmas time. Here's the finished version with green binding. I love how it looks and I can't wait to hang it up this year!

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Here are some close ups so you can see the detail of the quilting I decided to do.

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It was my first quilting project and I'm very pleased with it! I really hope to do more quilting, but it seems like such a daunting task!! My husband wants me to make our 3 boys Mario Brothers quilts for their Christmas presents this year. I hope I'm up to it! That will be a LOT of work!

Well, thanks for having me on your blog Dianna!! It was fun reliving this post from the past! If you want to see the original post on my blog go here. And don't forget to stop on over at my blog and follow me!

Thanks for visiting Megan! Can you guys believe she's just a beginning sewer? I sure don't :)

3 comments:

  1. How adorable! I'm dreaming of a White Christmas now. Gonna be checking through my fabric scraps to make my own.

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  2. That's what I'm saying- a beginning sewer? Quilting is hard! I'm too scared to try! A very lovely project!

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  3. Beautiful!! You did an amazing job!!

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