This is my next UFO project that I shall be tackling. The pattern is called 62802 Old Friends by Warren Kimble published by Fiber Mosaics. I started this hand applique and embroidery pattern back in 1998/99. This is/was my first attempt at hand applique. I really don't know why I put it aside. So little is left to do on it. Appliqueing the eyes and embroidering the whiskers, that's it! For some reason I just could not bring myself to complete this wall hanging.
I did ask a good friend of mine Cheryl from Oz, who graciously accepted, if she would finish the embroidery but somehow I think I would be cheating myself of the wonderful feeling of completing my first ever hand applique quilt.
Today, I glued the eyes in and they are ready for hand applique. Once the eyes are done, I will embroider the whiskers. There is one main border left to add and voila, the quilt will be ready to be sandwiched and machine quilted. I promise to have a better picture next time. It's just that the eyes are now glued and it would not reflect the stage the quilt is at.
Best let you all go so that I can get some work done. My next UFO will not be that easy to complete. I've peaked at my listing on Stashbusters and it's a project that requires much more work to be completed. Perhaps Old Friends is a good project to tackle after the paper piecing quilt ordeal.