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Finishing touches on the Darling Diva wall quilt

 

The Darling Diva wall quilt is almost ready for its close up. Quilted by hand and created in fond memory of those who taught me to love needle, hoop and floss.
The Darling Diva wall quilt is almost ready for its close up. Quilted by hand and created in fond memory of those who taught me to love needle, hoop and floss.

 

 

More fun is to be had today as we put the finishing touches on the Darling Diva wall quilt. I love to see a darling project unfold, and when I’m nearing the end of the project, there’s such a great sense of accomplishment and excitement.

  • Cut 2″ wide binding strips for the top and sides.
  • With right sides together, sew the binding strips to the front of the quilt. First to the top and bottom and then to the sides.
  • Steam press the binding away from the quilt and, then, in half.
  • Fold toward the back and secure with Clever Clips. Slip stitch the binding to the back.
Use Clever Clips to secure the binding while you slip stitch it to the back. The clips provide a strong and secure hold, and unlike pins, won't scratch you.
Use Clever Clips to secure the binding while you slip stitch it to the back. The clips provide a strong and secure hold, and unlike pins, won’t scratch you.

 

 

  • To create a hanging sleeve, cut a strip of muslin 3″ x 14″. Turn in the short sides and sew. Fold the strip in half and sew the long side. Turn.
  • Press the strip flat. Slip stitch the tube to the top back of the quilt, taking care not to sink the stitches too deeply so they show on the front.
Create a muslin sleeve to hold the hanging dowel in place.
Create a muslin sleeve to hold the hanging dowel in place.

 

 

All great works of art deserve to be signed. Create a quilt label, or use one of the many that are available on-line or sold as yardage panels at your local quilt store. Sign your label using a Fabric Fun permanent  marker. It can be affixed to the back of the quilt using HeatnBond Quilter’s Edge iron on adhesive tape.

Every work of art deserves a signature. The Darling Diva gets a label
Every work of art deserves a signature. The Darling Diva gets a label

 

 

Place the quilt on the dowel of the quilt hanger or thread the quilt onto 1/2″ wooden dowel. If you’re using a wooden dowel, tie a ribbon on each end of the dowel to hang the quilt.

Ready for the reveal: the Darling Diva is finished and hanging on the wall. Like all darling divas, she's sweet and just a bit sassy!
Ready for the reveal: the Darling Diva is finished and hanging on the wall. Like all darling divas, she’s sweet and just a bit sassy!

 

Follow the instructions on the quilt hanger to hang it on the wall.

My time on QUILTsocial is over for now. I hope you enjoyed making this darling wall hanging, the finishing touches on the Darling Diva wall quilt are like the frosting on the cake. Like all divas, I think she is sweet and just a little bit sassy! Until we meet again on QUILTsocial, make a mess and have some handmade fun!

 

Nancy Devine is a self-confessed craft-crazed blogger. She is a regular contributor to A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine, one of the administrators for The Craft Café, a Facebook page devoted to the international sharing of the creative life, and a curator of an impressive collection of fabrics, notions and seam rippers. In her spare time, she wrangles dust bunnies and writes a blog called Nancy Dee Needleworks. Understandably, her house is a mess.

4 Comments

  1. Dawn Mason

    I love this is there a pattern anywhere?

    • Thank you Dawn!
      Yes, just start at the beginning of this week’s posts.
      You will find the templates for the dress and the wording, as well as step-by-step instructions.
      Thank you for visiting QUILTsocial.com

  2. Carla S

    I love this quilt. The mini hexagons are adorable!

    • Thank you Carla! I hope you give this little wall quilt a try. It’s fun and so many parts of it are portable, it is a good project for the upcoming summer travel season.
      Thank you for visiting QUILTsocial.com

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