Friday, September 13, 2013

Winter Critters

I finally finished this cute little wallhanging this week!  This pattern is called "Winter Critters" by Sonja Callaghan that was in Quiltmaker magazine.  A 2-parter in Nov/Dec '11 and Jan/Feb '12 issues.  When I first saw these guys with their little hats I might have squealed.  I had to make it-they are just so darn cute!  So, I started it by tea-dying some fabric for the tree, and I bought a few fat quarters for the raccoon and squirrel and I had the top done within a year.  Then came the applique for the hat tops and embroidery for the eyes.  So it sat.
And sat.
Until a few weeks ago when I decided to complete this thing in time for winter.

Aren't they cute?!

And here's Rocky the Raccoon. 

My blanket stitch skills could use some improving- I might re-do this pink one.  Or I might just let it be and let the amazing quilting outshine the embroidery/applique imperfections...
So for now this will go into my personal to-be-quilted pile.  Which means it gets low priority over everyone else's quilts.  But hopefully I can have it done and up for this winter.
Linking up to Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts