Here's another page from Embroidered Pictures and Patchwork; a project done in applique called, 'Monday Morning'. Isn't this adorable? Sadly, no pattern for this is given in the book, with the exception of the boy waving, as an example for placing and layering the applique pieces. I love the combination of plaids and florals and bright colors. The green background is especially effective I think, and makes the other colors pop.
I'm making tremendous progress on my quilt--adding row upon row. Stitched up the last two motifs yesterday. I ended up making twelve embroidered hex-patches in all and am really pleased with the overall pattern (which is somewhat random), and the size is perfect now. The quilt top is actually in three sections; I'll be stitching these together over the weekend and adding the small bits around the edges to make them straight. And while doing this, I shall be pondering my next move: To quilt, or not to quilt. That is the question.