Monday, September 27, 2010

Quilted Wall Hanging Headboard- Done!


I'm excited to report that I finished my wall hanging this weekend, bringing this project in at exactly three weeks. I love how quickly it came together (not having to piece together the top vintage blocks really sped things up!) and how it adds a lovely final touch to my guest room/home office.


To hang it, I added about six loops onto the back of the hanging and threaded a thin tension rod through it. I found the mid-point of where I wanted the hanging, then used a level to line up two spots for nails. I started my nail holes with a drill since our plaster walls are notoriously known to blasting apart, then pounded them in (they were small picture hanging nails). After that, I hung the rod onto the nails and stepped back to make sure it was all evened up.



I have three more similar blocks and I think I might try a little experiment of doing even smaller wall hangings using one each. I figure they will make good gifts, be very quick to make, and serve the same purpose on a wall as a picture (only better I think!).


A few other weekend highlights involved meeting my friend's new little baby, enjoying some sunny fall weather while working in the garden, and baking on Sunday morning. I made these Blue Corn Harvest Muffins, which are delightful and delicious if you are in the market for a new muffin recipe. I used regular old cornmeal since it's what I had in the house and I plan to enjoy them as afternoon snacks all week. Fall baking is definitely helping me to embrace the cooler temperatures!

7 comments:

  1. It came out great, Amy! I love the idea of using a quilt as a headboard wall hanging. Sounds like you had yourself a pretty good little weekend overall. ;)

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  2. Ahhh, so beautiful!! That guest room is officially the most lovely, calm place in the world.

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  3. Wow, that's really beautiful. I love the pretty floral fabric and design. I wish I could quilt.

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  4. I've been waiting for that finished product shot! Lovely!! You must be excited to have it up now.

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  5. Awesome job Amy! It looks great!

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  6. Ahh...the bedroom looks so fresh! Lovely job!

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