Saturday, January 25, 2014

Art wall hanging - The signs

If you are wandering where I have disappeared or visit here to read some news and had seen nothing it is time to see the truth.
I was not ill although flu and viruses around me.
I was busy. I had some urgent tasks.
I have to finish a wall hanging for a new modern  interior in a flat.
I was a special offer - it has to hang in front of dark red wall in a modern designed hall.

Here it is on the floor  ready for departure.

For the quilting I have used silk ombre grey white thread.
I want to add effect as it is sprayed. I used my walking foot for quilting.
Here are details.

In progress when I noticed the left down corner is too bold and added a black line.

The big challenge is to stretch on a frame.
The size is 36 x 40 inches. The side width of the frame is 1.2 inches.

I have written how to do easier.

Lay the finished quilt on the floor right side down.
Place the frame on it as shown at the diagram.
Cut squares at all corners as you make the bottom of a pouch. I left half inch seam allowances.
The bigger seam allowances lays better on the frame.

Pinch the corner right side inside and stitch. Repeat with all four corners.

"Dress" the frame with so prepared quilt.
Fold the upper side and tackthe quilt to the back side of the frame.

Slightly stretch the quilt and repeat with opposite side.
Then tack the next two opposite sides.
 Fold the corners as you wrap a parcel with paper.
Cut the exceed fabrics aligning the frame. I have stick with glue to prevent fraying.

Special thanks to my friend Mina from liza-myhobbies  who helped me with the idea for assembling.

Looking at it after finish it reminded me too much for signs left from vehicles.
So I named it THE SIGNS.


  1. I love how this turned fabulous!!

    1. Thank you, Mari! I had a clear idea when began cutting, then have some doubts in process of quilting (straight lines across whole quilt instead of this wavy lines), but like the final result, too.

  2. Wow, looks great in front of the red wall and the quilting really adds another dimension to the piece. Cheers Pauline

    1. Thank you Pauline. The picture is not so good, but I prefer to be a better quilter :)

  3. Rumi. i seriously love this quilt. It is fresh, clean and elegant. I love the layout of the background cream/white squares, the minimalist piecing leaving the eye to finish off all the lines. The quilting is just right for this piece and it fits beautifully into its place. A quilt to be proud off.Lovely. I'm off the browse your site a bit more.
    Hilary Florenc

    1. Thank you, Hilary. I have some doubt about quilting. Creating top is much more easy for me to express what I want. The time I spend for quilting (thoughts and work) always exceed the time for piecing.

  4. I love it! The idea of using quilts as art is something I was thinking of for a while.
    My blocked sea lion idea is not seeming so "out there" anymore.
    Thanks! I love your quilt art!

    1. Thank you, Janeen. I love art quilt more than usual quilt blankets and like to express myself different ways.