Friday, November 30, 2012

Summer time fun...

All wrapped up and left with the post people earlier this week, now that it has arrived at its new home I can show you the finished hanging. 
If you have been looking here recently you would have seen quite a lot of the parts.


Bathing boxes at the beach


and the whole scene complete with girls playing on the beach.


I used a combination of raw edge machine applique for the larger pieces and buttonhole hand applique for the smaller pieces, I hand quilted clouds and around some of the shapes. The pattern has all of the work done by machine.
Instead of a hanging sleeve I put tabs on the top for hanging - they co-ordinate with the houses.
The design by Carol Turznik was published in Australian Homespun No 103 Vol12 No12. 

This was a very fun piece to work on and it was hard to send it on its way, so I was very happy to learn that Maria has a bit of a fascination with Bathing boxes and she adores her new wall hanging.

I found these turtles on the specials table at Spotty last week and figured they'd be perfect for backing.
While the fabric is a drill it is very soft and worked well for the purpose.


As it is almost time for celebrating the season of Christmas I included this little fellow and some chocolates too.


He is the one with the bead decorations I was working on a few weeks ago.

Thanks to Cheryll the wonderful host of this very fun swap.

Hope you are able to indulge in some Summer time fun this weekend with the beginning of the season here tomorrow.

9 comments:

shez said...

what a lovely summer swap parcel to send Maria,well done Tracy.xx

Melody said...

Fabulous sewing

Fiona said...

lovely parcel Tracy ... the hanging has such a lot of detail in it...
Hugz

katherine said...

Gorgeous! I have been waiting to see this one in its whole state. Way too many teasers getting around this time of year lol

Michelle Ridgway said...

You have done a lovely job on your summer wall hanging...love a theme. Cute mug rug too.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Fabulous summertime wall hanging...and love the turtles, perfect combo...not surprised Maria loves it...the little elf mug rug is so cute too...

Shay said...

No wonder you had a little trouble letting the wall hanging go - it's an utter delight. So much to look at and incredible detail . I LOVE it.

Jantine said...

You made a lovely wall hanging! Glad the receiver loved it too!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your sewing is lovely, the little Christmas stitching is beautiful.