It's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, hosted by Park City Girl. Here's my contribution:
A few years ago, my talented friend Rose and I decided to do a free block of the month by Beth Ferrier called Moondance. The pattern was a beautiful combination of piecing and applique done in colorful batiks on a dark background. I had no applique experience, and I had no idea what I would do with such a colorful quilt, but the pattern was just too pretty to pass up.
By the time I was finished with the applique, I had this lively collection of threads:
And after putting it all together, here is my finished quilt top:
This post would not be complete without a photo of Rose's quilt:
Her applique was much more intricate than mine, and she included little dragonflies. Her quilt is beautifully quilted by hand too.
I have not yet quilted my top because I'm not sure how to handle the quilting around the appliqued portions. I'm waiting for my free motion skills to improve (or for that matter, appear at all!) or I might decide that this one is worth having professionally quilted.