Another of my favorite gifts to give are quilted wall hangings. You can do just about anything in a wall hanging. You can match a person’s decor. You can make a seasonal or holiday wall hanging. They can be pieced or applique. And they can be any size to fit just about any space. I have done wall hangings that are almost the size of a bed quilt to as small as a note pad. Here are some of my favorites that may give you some ideas for gifts this year.
Nativity wall hangings are perfect for capturing the meaning of Christmas. The nativity on the left is from The Creative Iron. They make laser cut quilt designs.
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No joke. They sell the black part PRE-CUT! Yes pre-cut. AND with the fusible already on it! Oh yea! All you have to do is pick out a background, iron it down and make your quilt! And because they use heavy duty fusible they don’t even recommend that you sew down the applique. So you get a super easy, super awesome looking gift.
The one on the right is a design from Art to Heart (my favorite favorite favorite applique designer). This one was truly a labor of love. All of the fabrics came out of my stash. And some of the pieces of fabric have special meaning. Joseph’s robe is made from fabric that was out of my mom’s quilting stash from the 70s! How cool is that? And there are tons of embellishments from bells on the sheep necks to fringe on the camel blanket to metallic thread for the quilting on the star.
Applique not your game? No problem. How about a log cabin angel? She was a ton of fun to stitch. Log cabins really piece so quickly.
I just love adding embellishments to my wall quilts, and this one is no exception. She has some roses on her slippers and in her hair, “diamond” earings, and of course plenty of ornaments in the trees.