Hanging Two Ways


Seedpods #1 by Laura Wasilowski

It is said that a single seed may lead to a thousand forests. While making Seedpods #1, I reflected upon how a simple act can change the world, and how one word of kindness can plant the seed for a lifetime of happiness.



Creating Seedpods #1 was so engrossing I never considered which way to hang the design. Should it go horizontally or vertically? The orientation may depend upon the space where it is on display and how you feel about the design.

So I’ve come up with a solution for art quilts of this disposition. Hang it two ways!

It requires two hanging sleeves on the back. One sleeve is for a rod to hang it in a horizontal position. The second sleeve is used to hang it vertically.

sleevesforquiltHere’s how I hand stitch them to the back of the quilts. See that miter at the corner where the two sleeves meet? Now a rod can slip into either sleeve and change the orientation.

Read more about Seedpods #1 here if you’d like to add this versatile artwork to your collection.

Autumn in Illinois

Soon the leaves in our area will change colors. Autumn in Illinois is a beautiful time of year but you could say it is also a sad time of year. The leaves on the trees put on a bright colorful show but they are also dying at the same time. Sometimes I think that Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor.

This quilt, Deciduous Decorum, was made to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Vignettes of trees and fields show off their flashy colors. When making this quilt I was interested in the repeating pattern and color in the design and creating a stylized landscape that captured the season.

Deciduous DecorumĀ is a fused art quilt measuring 22? wide by 22? high. It is machine quilted and has a sleeve on the back for hanging on the wall. Click here if you are interested in adding this quilt to your collection.

A Tasty Quilt to Share

Produce Department #3 by Laura Wasilowski

Let the apple-picking begin! Autumn is near and a favorite time of year to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Or in my case, to go to a produce stand and buy fruits of labor grown by someone else. I love a fresh picked-apple, although I’ve never had success in growing an apple tree.

My Dad’s apple orchard contained several apple varieties, including the famous Prairie Spy version. In the fall, I would walk through the orchard on the way home from school and grab a sweet apple to eat. So good!

The only success I’ve had with growing apples is quilts about apples like Produce Department #3. The apple is created with a collage of fused fabric scraps surrounded by fresh colors to whet your appetite. If you’d like to add this fancy apple to your collection, here is more information.