Thursday, November 5, 2015

Another UFO complete

This wall hanging is approximately 48 x 36, with the background made up of 12 Saturday Sampler blocks from 10-12 years ago. The blocks are really beautiful cream/white/off-white pieced blocks that I had just never put together into a quilt top. Inspiration just hadn't hit me until this year. 

So after all of these years, I decided to put them together and applique something on them. The floral pieces are Silhouettes - bought with the fusible webbing already on them and they are laser cut. I machine appliqued them onto the background. The fireflies that I added as a last minute idea are simply jewelry pieces.

The bigger firefly is a large pin and the 2 smaller ones are actually earrings.  I have noticed in the photos that the subtle shades of cream and white don't really show up, but on the actual quilt the block piecing looks great as a background with lots of depth of color.

I plan to hang this above the bed in my guest bedroom.


  1. What an elegant wall hanging. The floral section makes this piece sing, and I love it. Well done.

  2. That is gorgeous! I love fireflies, so pretty awesome!