Last year, my husband and I took a trip to Shipshewanna where I purchased this church window. I liked the shape of it and I could see an old quilt behind it.
I took it home and put it away for another day. It was a good idea when we bought it but then I had to actually do something with it. I’m not one to cut up old quilts…even if I had one. So, I knew I would have to make something. There it goes….up on the Later Tater pile!
Then I fell in love with hexies. So I began to make hexies. What to do with the hexies I was making? The church window came to mind so I stitched enough hexies to fit behind the window. I stitched all the way to Florida and back. A long as I was stitching with the window in mind, my husband stopped asking me when I was going to do something with it.
They were finally pieced. I knew they needed to be quilted. This was a perfect opportunity to practice free motion quilting. It was a nice, big piece, it had a purpose and it would hang above the front door so no one would ever be close enough to see mistakes! Win-win!
I quilted on this piece for about three hours and when it was done, I thought it looked pretty darn good!
As soon as the quilting was done, I wanted to staple it to the back of the window. My sweet husband gave me the staple gun. I actually thought he would staple it for me. Ha! Who was I kidding! He sat in the recliner and offered direction. I was tempted to use the staple gun on his lips but thought better of it.