Recovery day

The day after Thanksgiving around here is very low key. We aren’t big Black Friday shoppers and the kids are old enough to make their own plans, so today for me is catching up on grading and working on my wall quilt.

I’m making a whole cloth hanging with lots of circles sewn on to serve as a back drop for a pottery plate I have up on the wall. Very tone-on-tone kind of thing.

China plates and wine glasses for the circle sizing, then I stitched around the washable marker lines.

To make sure that the lines are all really straight I’m using masking tape as guides. The circles have lines perpendicular to the background quilting, and the line directions are reversing every third of the top.

From the back
My current progress

There is no backing yet, because I want to do this without binding so I’ll add the backing later, right sides together and then flip it right-side out.

It will be long and skinny and fit on a blue end wall, and then I will put the plate on top of it. Or on the narrow wall perpendicular to it. I’ll decide which looks better when it is up.

The corner where it will hang.
The pottery plate that inspired this.

I want to start getting more quilts up on the walls, both because they are a little bare and because it will help reduce the sound that bounces around since we got rid of the carpet and put in hardwood floors.