Back in June of 2013 I went with my Mom, Aunt Sue and several friends to the Shipshewana Quilt Festival in Indiana.
This is the only non-quilt photo I have from the trip!
I wasn't much of a quilter back then, but I fell in love with the charm pack from the Comma by Brigitte Heitland for Zen Chic for Moda collection. I picked up a Bosal preprinted grid (1" Craft & Quilt Grid On Point 1 yard) to use with the charm pack to make a wall hanging for my living room.
I don't remember much else about this project until last week when I found it stashed in a project box in my closet. I didn't want it for my living room any longer, but thought that it might brighten up my office, so I decided to finish it up since it was nearly done and all the materials were at hand.
The top was complete and the sandwich was fused using June Tailor Low Loft polyester Quilter's Fusible Batting. The back was cut from orange yardage which I assume was from the Moda Bella Solids line. I also had yardage of a medium grey from Moda Bella Solids that the edge triangles were cut from and a yard of one of the prints from the collection.
The top looked really good, nicely sewn and ironed but the sandwich needed re-fusing and I wasn't happy with the orange backing so I pulled it apart, ironed the top, cut a new back from the grey solid and re-fused the sandwich.
I fired up my Janome Skyline S3 with the Convertible Even Feed Foot and did some straight-line quilting using Gutermann Natural Cotton thread - yellow in the top and grey in the bobbin.
I wanted a thin unobtrusive binding, so I bound it with 1.5" straight-cut binding in the same fabric as the back. I should have gone for at least 2", the small size was hard to attach neatly.
To finish, I added my 'Alisa Theil Handmade' tag to the front...since it is an art piece... and hung it up in my office. I love it!