Saturday, June 23, 2007

Tooth Fairy Quilted Wall Hanging

Hello all, I hope you are enjoying our articles and posts on IACW, I know we are all enjoying doing them for you. I got the inspiration for this hanging from Somerset Studio November/December 2006 (volume10 Issue6) the article was ATC Pocket Quilts. As soon as I looked at it, it gave me the idea of a tooth fairy hanging for my daughter; with a little pocket perfect for her tooth and the pennies the tooth fairy leaves. I followed the same principle as the ATC Quilt but made it larger and just played with fabric, lace, sequins and beads until I was happy. I have also made a birth sampler for a friend using the same idea. You will need - off cuts of fabric, wadding, net/tulle, fabric stiffener, lace, linen (I used 28 count), ink pad and alphabet stamps, beads and any other bits and bobs you may have lying around in your stash. I used 2 layers of fabric with wadding, netting and fabric stiffener in between, pinned it all together, then added the lace and stamped linen. When I was happy with the placements I used my sewing machine to stitch through all the layers to give it a quilted look, added the safety pin with the beads and its perfect for the little fairy in your life. Enjoy playing, Trish xxx This weeks sponsor is http://www.papermaze.co.uk/ the lovely Ness has offered a £25 voucher to the winner, so don’t forget to leave a comment this weekend to be in with a chance of winning.

13 comments:

Becca said...

The wall hanging in beautiful Trish! :D Mmmmhhhh... need to get my thinking cap on!

Irene said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I don't know that I have the patience to work with fabric though. Keep these great projects coming.

Belfastgirl said...

wow, this is gorgeous :) There are so many uses for something like this and a wonderful gift for others. Thanks for sharing :)

Alexandra McNicol said...

What a lovely idea - and you could adapt it for anything! Hmmmmm, clogs whirring, think I might try something similar for my baby girls room.

Anonymous said...

katie squirrel says:

Trish that is GORGEOUS!!! Such a lovely item that can be saved... make sure Grace is not wiggling those teeth to fill up that pocket!! LOL!!

Jane said...

Love it, love it, love it. May have a go at this for my friends little girl:) Not sure mine will be soooo yummy though!!

Anonymous said...

Little Lamb - michelle

Lovely quilt - a great idea too! Got my thinking cap on as there is an empty space above my daughters bed needing to be filled! Great blog and ideas hope to get more time to have a go at them next week :-)

joy said...

trish, this is so beautiful and delicate, just love it :0)

Eleanor said...

This is beautiful. Just wondering what ink you stamped on the linen with?
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Kate said...

I am particularly loving the printing on the linen. It's just perfect. No smudging or anything. Lots to take away from here. Thanks xx

Lislescrapper said...

What a gorgeous wall wanging and such a treasure for a little girl.

Trish said...

Eleanor, I just used colorbox chalk ink on it hun xxx

Yizz said...

This is just so scrummy! And I can see so many other things it can be used for. Thank you for the inspiration.