Americana Wall Hanging

Friday, June 12, 2009

I made this wall hanging for my brother and sister-in-law a few years ago. My sister-in-law just sent me a picture of it today, so I thought I would post it...This was a lot of fun to make! I took a class for it at Quilts, Etc. in Sandy, Utah with my mother-in-law. We learned how to paper-piece the stars. Paper-piecing is really fun and easy. You just have to learn the technique and then your projects will come out perfect every time! It's a great way to get exact seams. You just sew on the lines of the paper and then tear the paper off when you're done. Hmmm...maybe I should do a tutorial on paper-piecing. Anyone interested? Anyways, I loved the embroidery around the border that says, "I pledge allegiance to the flag...with liberty and justice for all." Oh, this is getting me in the mood for the Fourth of July!