Or this little brown squirrel scurrying along the grass?
More buttons like a dragonfly, a toadstool, and some features like this chocolate bunny...
and a lot of tiny yoyo flowers.
I decided to keep the machine quilting pretty simple because there is so much going on in this little wall hanging. Stitch in the ditch seemed to keep it all together.
I saw this pattern several years ago at a fabulous quilt shop in Calgary that I was visiting with my blog friend Sue of Chickadee's Country Cottage Crafts. Unfortunately, the quilt shop has since closed down...very sad face here.
Anyway, Sue and I filled our baskets with treasures that day and had a wonderful afternoon. I noticed the Fernfill 9-month BOM on display in the shop and thought it was adorable because it combined piecing and embroidery, a favorite combination of mine. I added Fernhill to my basket, thinking the pattern was $12 as seen on the sticker on the package. Well, it was $12, alright, but it was $12 for each of the 9 patterns included in the package. You see, each packet not only included the pattern, but also included a hand painted button for each month all the way from Australia. I can see the reason for the pricing, but the BOM package was way over my budget that day. I didn't notice the actual pricing until after I had paid with my credit card. So rather than return it once I noticed the price, I gulped loudly, and the rest is history. Now that it is a finish, I am so glad the pattern came home with me that day!
If you would like to make Fernhill, and don't mind receiving a gently used pattern in the mail (without the buttons!), just let me know in the comments before Saturday, February 7 by 4:00 pm EST. I'll draw a name after the deadline and send it along to one of you, with a few Hollyhock scraps to play with!
It's a great day for quilting!