Here's my cabin wall hanging I just finished. This is just the front of it but when I get several of my projects completed, I will quilt them all. I really enjoyed putting this one together with all the different blocks with special meaning for the cabin. I'll try and explain here the areas I wanted to cover and why I put them in my wall hanging.
- The first area was the cabin itself. I made a paper pieced cabin, a flag that we hang over the railing of the front porch and a blue canning jar like the ones I have on the window sills. I was pretty proud of myself for these blocks because I had no patterns for any of them. I especially wanted the cabin to look like ours without going too far with it.
- The second area was the animals at the cabin. Some of these blocks are included in two areas. The center block is called a Bear Paw block. What I found interesting with this was it was made about 3 years ago when I first started quilting. As I put it in with the others, I realized how far I've come skill-wise. The other animal blocks are wolf, deer, Smokey the Bear, snake, hummingbird and frog. Of course there are more but these were the obvious.
- The next area was nature or outside the cabin. For this I used the sun (I know it looks more like a star),paper pieced fern, leaves,and snowballs.
- The fourth area was the four seasons which has already been mentioned in previous blocks. My ideas for the seasons are spring - peepers , summer - hummingbird, fall - leaves, and winter - snowballs.