This small log cabin piece has been in the making for more than 3 years. I returned home to my parents' house from Japan unexpectedly in the spring of 2011 and one of the prized possessions I'd brought with me was the colorful fabric strips that I had neatly cut and stacked, waiting to take on a project like this. I moved back to the US last year with this quilted (with pearl cotton) but still in need of a good trim and binding. I was delighted to do the finishing work knowing I could hang it on my wall when completed. This completely dark spot in the hallway needed some brightening and it's nice to know I don't have to worry about fading. As a bonus, this spot is visible from my main kitchen and living area so I can enjoy it every single day.
When I first hung this on the wall, my husband was very concerned that the "New York" writing was upside down. "Is it supposed to be like that?" he asked, a bit hesitantly. I hadn't completely decided which side was up, but I actually quite like this version, for now. In case I change my mind, I bound it with triangles in each corner on the back so I can just readjust the dowel rod when I'm ready for a whole new look.
In the spirit of full disclosure, these triangles really ARE a bit too small. They work just fine for this small piece, but as much as I hate to admit it, my mom was right when she told me to make them a lot bigger than these.