Thanks goodness my ALYOF goal for October was to just quilt up this small wallhanging. I am not sure I would have had much time to get anything bigger finished.
A little backstory...this is another of the round robin quilts I made a number of years ago. Myself and two other people were involved in making this one. I needle-turned appliqued the two house blocks to start off the quilt. The next recipient appliqued the lady in the middle and the "welcome" area. Finally a friend who is a master at applique finished up with the leaves and the flowers along the bottom.
The blocks I made were influenced by a class I took with Tonye Belinda Phillips. I wish I had more time in my schedule to work on this type of hand work. I really enjoy playing with the whimsical shapes and unexpected fabrics.
BTW - Sorry about the bad pictures. The weather is gray and rainy and it isn't supposed to get better for days. Plus, I didn't really plan ahead. After I got the piece all hung and level, I realized a big light fixture hung in the way of getting any decent photos. ( Okay, I may have cussed a bit over that!)
Here is a close up of the flowers along the bottom. I love the pieced appliqued leaves and the use of the Kaffe Fassett "Plink" fabrics for the flowers.
I was originally going to give this to my neighbor but it is now hanging in my dining area, which is where I meet with my quilting clients.
I guess she will just have to cross the street to my house to enjoy it!
So this is the 9th finish of the year that I have linked up for finishing my ALYOF monthly goals. A big thanks to Fiber of all Sorts and Sew Bittersweet Design for helping me focus on getting all these older projects finished.
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Sew Bittersweet Designs (A Lovely Year of Finishes)