I am participating in the Fall 2009 Quilt bloggers online quilt festival! This is EXCITING!! My quilt was made a few years back in a 9 mo. long class at one of our wonderful LQS'. This was back in my 'formative' years of quilting and the sample of this quilt hanging in the shop amazed and FRIGHTENED me especially when my compadre asked me to take the class with her. YIKES, NO!! But I relented and SO glad I did. I learned SO MUCH with the making of this quilt. That eagle and ALL OF HIS LITTLE FEATHERS are appliqued and I was NOT an appliquer. But, like I said, I learned tons on this quilt and now am an
applique nut (not that I'm good, I just love it!!).
We worked on a corner or center segment each month then went home with LOTS of homework. I did OK for the first couple of months then quickly fell behind. They languished in a box inbetween classes and THEN, when we were getting ready to move out of state, I decided to get my rear in gear and get er done! I finished and left it in the capable hands of my wonderful longarmer. She did a GREAT job!
The little hands are those of my son and granddaughter and took the place of a block I did NOT want to do. Glad I did the little hands cause they're MUCH bigger now!
I thought the little bear and bunny with the watermelon were SO cute. Like I said previously, I was NOT an appliquer but learned lots when working on the applique in this quilt.