I just finished hand stitching the binding on this wall hanging. The pattern I used was the centre block from a quilt designed by Esther Aliu, called Oma's Blues. I knew that I wouldn't make the whole quilt, but I love hand applique, and I had just received a set of blue fabrics from Connecting Threads. I also pulled some fabrics from my deep stash, including two blue Christmas prints.
Once the hand applique was complete, this hung on my design wall for 2 years, so before heading south for the winter, I selected fabric for the backing and batting, and was determined to complete the project ASAP!
I added machine quilting, using some invisible (monofilament) thread to emphasize the appliques, then white thread for the quilting. I'm pleased that it is finished, as I am working on another of Esther's patterns, Diamond Hill. I have appliqued the first 2 blocks and I'm working on the hand stitching of block number 3.