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.
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