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Quilt workshops – wall-hangings

This blog post features a wide range of different styles and techniques of workshops that could be done at a day workshop or whilst on a quilt retreat at The Old Bakery. Some are suitable for beginners and others require a bit more experience and most can be adapted to suit your own preferences.There are other wall-hangings that are on the separate blogs for nautical items and for hares.

This first hanging I made during the lock-down for a present for my daughter’s birthday, she also loves sewing and has recently caught the quilting bug. It is a mixture of machine piecing, hand sewing and embroidery and I’ve added various ribbons and embellishments to personalise it.

The next hanging is also a mixture of techniques, this time machine sewing, embroidery and wet felting. I’ve used the green and red wool to make felt that looked like the poppy fields we see here in the summer time in Norfolk. I’ve then fussy cut poppies and attached them along with the cream flowers and butterflies cut from some braid.

Staying with flowers, this time this hanging is Hollyhocks made from Suffolk Puffs.

I spotted a quilt similar to this next design on Pinterest a few years ago and liked it so much that I made my own version. This is mostly hand applique but it could be done by machine if you prefer.

The dragon-fly hanging above is at least 1m high. This next one is only just bigger than a postcard. It is a silhouette of Cley Windmill and it is a mixture of machine sewing and hand embroidery for the murmuration.

This next wall-hanging is also of Cley Windmill, this time the image has been screen printed by Mike and I’ve quilted and hand-embroidered it.

Below is a large hanging I made for my sister’s 50th birthday. It is from a pattern by Gail Lawther. I can’t teach workshops using her patterns but the small Cley Windmill above uses the same technique and I’m currently working on my own designs.

I’ve made this hanging twice. Once with a cream background as a birthday present for my daughter and the second one is one a dark background. Both used the same sewing themed fabric charm pack.

Get n touch if you’d like to come and make one of these designs at The Old Bakery by emailing alison@theoldbakerynorfolk.co.uk