I made this quilted wreath last year for my mother-in-law to hang on the door at her assisted living facility.
I used this paper pieced pattern offered by Beth Maddocks at her Piece by Number site. After I did the paper piecing (which is done in quadrants), I joined the pieces, layered the top with batting and batting and free motion quilted it.
I then added the piping for a nice detail. I have taken a workshop with Susan Cleveland about adding piping into the binding. I know that this is hard to believe, but I actually think that following her technique and adding the piping makes binding the quilt easier! I know that sounds crazy, but it is true. Susan calls her technique “Piping Hot Binding” and she has these two 8 minute youTube videos that show you exactly how it’s done. She has a “tool” that makes it somewhat easier, but is not necessary.
Once the piece was all finished and bound, I added the buttons, bow, label and hanging dowel with string.
I made the label by adding fusible onto the red fabric and then tracing around an angel shaped cookie cutter.
I hope that you enjoyed seeing this little project!