It's been awhile since I have been able to post a Friday Finish. I actually finished this about a week and a half ago but I didn't get a chance to write a post last week. My kids started school this week so we had one last really fun weekend to end the summer. This wall hanging is done with a pattern by Cynthia England. It was 18" x 18". If you have never done one of her patterns you should give it a try. Initially, it looked super hard and overwhelming but she breaks her patterns down into small sections that aren't so bad when you only worry about them one at a time. This pattern is probably not for someone new to paper piecing though. Some of the pieces were really small and it really mattered where you placed directional fabric. I love paper piecing and I still needed to take breaks from it after every few sections. There were more than a few times where I said I wouldn't make another piece that was so intricate. But after seeing it done and being so happy that it came out so well makes me rethink that. This one was a gift and I hated giving it away. It looked so good on my wall.
Here are some close ups. See his cute little feet? I I didn't do very much quilting on this. I just quilted around the squirrel and the leaves with Mono Poly Superior Thread Clear. I loved this thread. I have had problems with invisible thread before but I didn't have any with this one.
The detail work was done with hand embroidery. I used 2 strands of black DMC thread. I love the little acorn in his paws.
I am linking up to Finished it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. I can't wait to see what everyone else is up to. Its been awhile since I have been able to keep up on my blog reading!