Runaway Quilt Block ‘Hanging In There’ Quilted Wall Hanging
This adorable Runaway Quilt Block with a little man ‘hanging in there’ has a smiley face to greet you when you come home. Who wouldn’t respond? It warms your heart straight out! The hanging man has googly eyes, and at first you might think he’s a quilt block, trying to escape the quilt! Instead he has a smiling face and sends a message loud and clear to “Hang in there”!
What a lovely face to see when you walk through the door, especially after the days grind. This is the perfect gift, not only for quilters, but anyone who might love a quilted wall hanging, and especially one with a cheeky, happy grin.
I hope it’s brought a little sunshine to your day 🙂
A complete pattern has finally been found by the designer, thank you Chris Gilman. The pattern is available for purchase from Chris Gilman in a pdf form. The original name for this cute little wall hanging is “Tighten the Tension”.
Email Chris directly at email@example.com to order. Or click the link below and take a look at her other patterns available.
For savvy quilters you might try a simple version by making up a nine patch quilt in the size of your choice. Nine blocks are just nice for a wall quilt.
To make the legs take the 7″ x 3″ rectangles. Measure and mark a line 2 inches from the bottom.
Fold the bottom fabric over right sides together. Pin.
Then make a measure and mark 1 inch in from each side.
Fabric right sides together, sew a line of stitching 1 inch in length and a 1/4 inch in from the fold. (I used black cotton to make it more visible).
Pin the leg with fabric right sides together. Stitch along the bottom and up the side to the end. Trim corners off at the bottom of the boot/foot.
Turn right sides out. Stuff loosely with batting fill.
To make the arms, fold fabric over right sides together. Stitch one end and up the side to the end. Turn right sides out. Fill loosely with batting but taking care to put less in the hands. Pin the arms in between the layers of the 9 patch block in the position shown in the picture.
Position the legs between the layers of the 9 patch block till they look right and pin. Stitch all four sides of the 9 patch block, securing the legs and arms. Leave the fabric ends to fray a little to make it look like a runaway.
Push the un-stitched ends of the arms through the cut fabric at the bottom of the quilt. Tuck the ends of the fabric in Stitch a straight line across what would be the wrist.
Attach the googley eyes with fabric glue.
Stitch a couple of fabric loops at the back of the quilt. Slide a wooden bar through the loops. Your runaway quilt is ready to hang!
With a little experience you will have the cutest little Runaway Quilt, however a pattern is always so much easier to work from. Email Chris Gilman for her “Tighten the Tension” pattern available for purchase for a small fee.
Have fun making your “hang in there” runaway wall quilt.