Paris Vigil Wallhanging

It has been quite a while since I've written so have quite a bit to write about, but they will all be done in different posts over the next few weeks. Some new projects, finished projects, and some projects I pulled out of my WIP, but today I want to share what I recently made for my son's school.

In the beginning of October my  husband and I took our first ever vacation just the two of us to Paris. We stayed in a charming flat, and were lucky enough to get to know our host. While there we met with friends, saw some of the generic tourist sites, and at times just people watched or got lost in the city. It was my first time there, and that is all it took for me to fall in love with the city.

We were saddened by the recent, horrific terrorist attack on Paris. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims, and at the same time thankful that our friends in the city are safe. My son's school set up a vigil to honor the victims. For the vigil I made a wall hanging to show support and hopefully bring a little comfort to those impacted. 

It is a scale version of the French flag, with the Eiffel Tower Peace Sign appliqued on. I backed it and turned it, then stitched around the edges. I made sure to include loops out of ribbon for hanging. After that I stitched around the applique to secure the batting and hold the layers together.