I have always wanted to try matchstick quilting and decided that this was the project to try it on. It lent itself to making a "quilt as you go" project. I marked my white fabric every 1 inch to keep things fairly straight. I also drew an outline of a heart with the cross in the middle, to serve as a guideline for adding fabric strips.
I used my walking foot for this entire project, and learned a great deal about how that fabulous foot works. At first I found it difficult to keep my little fabric string from getting caught in the walking foot when I would start sewing on the strip. I found that slowly taking one stitch at a time, while using a straight pin to hold the fabric in place (a stiletto is too big to get in the opening of the walking foot next to the needle) worked.
Originally I was going to stitch the word "love" in white and let it be a surprise when you really looked at the quilt.
I changed my mind when I realized that love is the most important key to life. Why shouldn't it also take a prominent place in this wall hanging which was meant to remind me of something so important. I am pleased with the simplicity of this wall hanging. To see details for this particular challenge head over to Persimon Dreams and consider joining in the fun!
|"The People of the Cross" 21"x 23"|