Last Spring I started the Happy Scrappy Spring quilt Kaaren of The Painted Quilt designed and offered as a free BOM. Actually it was the whole Row of the Month, with pieced blocks and some stitcheries. I made the stitcheries in red, and used, as usual, mostly recycled fabrics for the blocks.
For the wool appliqué I had to buy some wonderful wool felt, and that kept me from finishing this quilt right the way.
I really enjoyed the new(ish) for me experience of wool appliqué. It feels great when you notice you can easily make it look good!
The third row was the most work, five stitcheries including this big one for the centre.
Spring is also Easter, so the quilt has lots of bunnies, eggs and egg baskets.
Wool felt appliqué flowers, carrots and birds.
The little bunny with a kite is one of my favourites.
So is this little chick in her wellies and umbrella. Notice the tiny Easter eggs on the left.
I left out a dozen or so leaping bunnies on the checkerboard rows between the stitched blocks. In February I finally sandwiched the quilt, in March I machine quilted it and just this last week hand sewed the binding and a hanging sleeve.
Here the finished quilt is hanging in Villa Cooper, waiting for buyers. With Kaaren's kind consent, my Happy Scrappy Spring quilt will be (hopefully) sold to raise money for the New Children's Hospital 2017 project.
It says so on the label here too:
In the Summer the Villa Cooper people will have an exhibition with the theme "Birds", also for the New Children's Hospital 2017 project. Our members are invited to make their own projects under the theme, using their favourite technique, and to donate the products to be sold at Villa Cooper. 100 % of the money raised will go to the hospital project.