Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hang It Up!


I love this quilt! I made it several years ago, using an Alex Anderson design. There's not a shred of originality to it, but it was fun to make and put together, and I'm pleased with the blend of colors. The reason for the post however, is to show that I FINALLY was able to hang it where I want to, and to put in a plug for the Hang Ups Company. This is their No See Um hanger; the reason for the name should be clear. I like the way nothing shows but the quilt, but they do make a hanger with a visible wooden hook if that's the look you like. There's a bracket that fastens to the wall by adhesive or screws, and a slotted rod goes into the sleeve of the quilt and hooks onto the bracket through the fabric. The rod telescopes to various lengths. The hanger comes with clear instructions and a little level to make it easier to hang straight, and there's a demo video on the web site. A great product, made in the USA too.

12 comments:

Vicki W said...

I remember when she did that quilt and I still love it. It's on my "someday" list of quilts to make.

The Calico Cat said...

I was going to do that pattern once upon a time ago... I'll just admire yours. (I did finally do 1 block as the starter for a round robin!)

Allison Ann Aller said...

I love that quilt! I can't imagine making anything like it...I'm just not careful enough...*sigh*
It looks great on the wall.

Thanks for the plug for the HangUps, too.

jenclair said...

Great quilt, Kay. And cool Hangup system.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Very neat to know that product is out there. And your quilt is absolutely lovely. I'll bet it brings a lot of enjoyment and people love to talk about it when they stop by!

THREE CHEERS for "not a shred of originality" to it since I have plenty of those. Originality is very hard. ;)

*karendianne. working hard on her VERY ORIGINAL CHALLENGE quilt and watching her brain catch fire!

paulahewitt said...

this quilt is beautiful - i love the way the colours blend across the quit and the baskets go in and out of focus (if you know what i mean) - keeps the eye travelling.

Barbara C said...

What a great quilt. I've always loved the postage stamp block.

Deb Geyer said...

I love the quilt!!

rianammerman said...

Yay Kay! Isn't it fun to finally display a work of art you finished years ago! It's smashing!

dee said...

Oh how I love basket blocks and this one is really gorgeous Kay. The colors are so deep and rich. Just beautiful.

laura west kong said...

Your quilt turned out great! I have that book and have always thought of doing that one as well.

jettstream said...

I personally love basket blocks and yours is wonderful. The colors look very complementary to the chair fabric--no wonder you're so pleased.