Lately I have been in the mood to start some new projects, but I have a hard time doing that with a clear conscience when I have UFO's crying out to be completed. (Yes, I know. I have always been a little dramatic.) So, I have been trying to spend at least a little time every evening hand-quilting on this wall-hanging.
The pattern (called "Aussie") is from issue number 60 of Quiltmania, a French quilt magazine, published in 2008. I was flipping through the magazine at Borders Books and ended up buying it just for this pattern. Mine will finish at about 44" square, a little smaller than the pattern as published.
When I bought the magazine I had recently made a quilt for one of my sons using all Oriental prints, so I thought this would be a good companion piece. I was able to use all but one of the fabrics from that quilt in the wall-hanging.
This is the Oriental prints quilt, a 96" x 106" Glorified Nine-Patch I made in a workshop taught by Toby Lischko. She teaches a technique that makes curved piecing a cinch, so if you ever have the opportunity try to take one of her classes. She is a very talented lady.
I used a red and black dragon print for the border in this quilt and repeated it in the "shadows" on the wall-hanging.
Here's a close-up of the quilting............
........and a picture of how I used two left-over blocks (and a fun dragon iron-on applique I found at Wal-Mart) on the back of the quilt.
I don't have a whole lot left to do on the wall-hanging, so I am thinking that I may be able to check off one of my UFO's real soon and maybe start something new. I'll let you know when I do!