Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Gallery Post: Banners and Wall Hangings

On a message board of which I am a member, a call has gone out to show photos of completed banners.  So I thought I would compile another of my gallery posts.  Many of the banners I have made are meant to be hung on classroom doors to brighten a school hallway and greet the students with something cheerful.  Most of these are simple and used Secret Needle Night charts.  But, some are much more sophisticated pieces that I use at home.  Almost all are seasonal in nature and meant to be switched out as the calendar advances.


 This is a Secret Needle Night design


A Secret Needle Night Valentine's Day piece

 A Secret Needle Night  Tartan Plaid Shamrock to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Some pretty Spring Tulips from the Secret Needle Night series


I usually hang this collection of Erica Michael's patriotic designs on Memorial Day

A dragonfly banner to celebrate summer, another Secret Needle Night

Glory Bee's Liberbee  celebrates Independence Day



It's Back to School with this little banner


I found this circa 1950's poem in an old library book and used some Homespun Elegance and Prairie Schooler motifs to complete the piece.

 Another autumn banner from Secret Needle Night

 If I remember correctly this is a Primitive Needle design, something perfect for hanging in a small niche in my kitchen as Halloween approaches.


This is a Liz Turner Diehl design . I particularly like the beaded acorn caps and I was delighted to find rods with acorn finials to complete the look


an old Santa chart ... I don't remember the designer

a Madonna and child from before I started noting down designer's names ... I think I found this one in a Leisure Arts hardcover book on Christmas

and this chartr is from an old JCS ornaments issue

 Miscellaneous Designs

This is a Little House Needleworks complimentary chart that I decided would look good on a remnant of gingham linen I had hanging about

I stitched this banner of a praying female figure on burlap as a gift for my daughter.

One of these days, I'll get around to turning this Autumn Round Robin into a nice wall hanging.

I have a few more banners, like one of Dragon Dreams' elemental dragons, that I have to get photographed.
But I figure these are enough to give you a taste of what I do.


Natasha said...

Those are ALL great banners! I tried making my first one a few weeks back it turned out pretty good for my first try though just a bit crooked LOL

Linda said...

All gorgeous banners Regina. I remember when you were stitching the bottom. I still love that piece.


Maggee said...

Such great banners--wonderful! Do you have any tips for keeping the hanging strips straight? I have done two and both are crooked! Dang it!

Shebafudge said...

They all look wonderful! Your finishing is beautiful for them all. :)

Julie said...

Fabulous collection, all stitched and finished so beautifully.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a lovely collection of seasonal pieces. I think my favourite is the Black and Gold poem.

I have not attempted a banner finish, I'm not so sure my sewing is up to it!

Stitchinowl said...

Wow! Thanks for the stitching inspiration. Very pretty finishing.
Happy Stitching,

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! Those are all great!