I took a break from customer quilts for the end of December and the first couple of weeks of January. I thought I would take some time and try out wool applique. I spent a lot of time browsing through my Kim Diehl book collection and came up with this small interpretation.
I am a fan of color.
I did the applique by machine because I was experimenting and wanting to see how it would look. I don't mind machine applique, especially with cotton fabrics, but I am looking forward to doing some wool stitching by hand on a future project.
The quilting I did on the longarm.
I made only one Christmas gift quilt this year and it was for my son Peter. He is interested in space and tells me random facts about the universe and NASA....so when I saw this beautiful space fabric I put together an Attic Windows quilt for him. It reminded me of all of the time he spent growing up staring up at the night sky.
I used flannel for the backing and he really liked it. He took it back with him to his university dorm in early January.