This finish feels a little anticlimactic.
I started these wall hangings at the beginning of January. Bee blocks and the gypsy wife have taken center stage since then, but I finished this so quickly today that I regret not having buckled down to finish it sooner.
This wall hanging is a gift for a friend who does SO much. When a baby is born in our community, she knits a hat. When someone heads to Central America on an aid trip, she buys a load of toothbrushes to send with them. When a family of five (including a brand new baby) comes down with two cases of pneumonia, she delivers dinner. And, this is all just in the last week.
Holly does a lot. And she likes Charley Harper, so I hope this makes her day when I deliver it tomorrow – she deserves it! She picked out the cardinal from the set of pictures I sent her of all the improv pieces I was working on.
Holly said she’s going to put this on a wall next to a print, and I felt like a bound quilt wouldn’t really sit well next to a framed print.
Michelle over Factotum of Arts made these framed quilt blocks as Christmas presents, and I thought they were absolutely lovely. (Her pictures are good, but I can vouch that the framed blocks look even better in person). I had an Ikea frame hanging around, and with a little more improv piecing, my wall hanging fit nicely into the space.
So, even though this finish didn’t take near as much effort as I expected, it’s done! Now I’ve got to get back to bee blocks – the month’s almost over!