Next up in my wall-hanging series is Well Met Banner. This one is very special, especially right now as we are all shelter in place. During this time of year – April through May, hubby and I would be at Scarborough Renaissance Faire every weekend. Alas, it was canceled.
The inspiration for Well Met Banner comes in the form of a gift from my friend, Margret. Last year she gifted me with the panel that is the focal point of the quilt.
The banner with a stone-type border was the perfect center size for a wall-hanging/banner. It really does look pretty with the stone and flowers.
After I decided on the large brown borders, I felt that some applique would be a perfect addition. Being that this is all about knights and castles, I felt that WELL MET! (or welcome) would be perfect thing to add. Then I realized that there was another section that could use some love. Mae Govannen means “Well Met” in Elvish. Perfect!
Yes, I have been dabbling in needle-turn applique lately, but with these fonts and because it would be outdoors, I decided to do raw edge.
All the quilting on this banner is custom. I am actually very happy with the results, except they do not show up well from the front. I created two birch trees that go from the bottom left to the top as well as a banner that mimics the banners in the castle going down the right side. In between, I used the design to quilt over for effect.
This view from behind does show things a tad better.
Like my other banner quilts, this one looks very nice on both the front of the house as well as inside on the wall.
I got a cow!!! We added sweet Miss Daisy (long horn) to our pasture to be a friend to Rusty, our horse. The next banner will be a nod to Texas and the Long Horn!