Now a sensible person would have shot this before it was strung up too high to get a good angle. This is not what happened as, after months and months of quilt work/angst/co-ordinating and tossing in the corner in spectacular denial, I was so eager to get it out of our house that I tucked in that last thread, rolled over it with the defluff sticker roll and popped its head on a stick. So to speak.
The corners are our music banner broken up. The applique and embroidery on these pieces are some of my favourites. Probably because I was starting to think it looked like a giant school uniform.
This is the back although its more of a second front. There is a large cedar tree that is as old as the school and I felt that was a beautiful way to represent the growth and nurturing that lives within the school. Back in the day, our school was known in the community as 'The Friendly School'. How lovely.
I asked the younger children to do some drawings for me which I then embroidered onto this side. I do love the giant pigeon!
I then hung books from the tree and popped a friendly face on.
Everyone is so happy with the finished piece which is such a relief. I had started to get really anxious about the design.Some wonderful helpers worked on this at the beginning and helped me bring my design to life. Lots of sore fingers! Aside from the actual piecing together, the entire quilt is hand sewn. A very slow process but worth it!
Time to get back to the Swoon!