I finished it! At last I have a Penny Sampler Quilt top. My frosty version (previously posted about here and here) of Stitched in Color's design is pieced and I have to admit I'm all paper pieced out! It's been a few weeks of horses, teapots, teacups, flowers, lots of diamonds and lots of removing paper (my least favourite bit) and it's finally all pieced together.
The massive Kona Seafoam hanging diamonds doesn't dominate as much now it's a complete quilt top. The blocks and borders are a mixture of pieced blocks, applique and foundation paper piecing. I still have to hand embroider the birds tail and feet and the horses bridles on. Rachel shows how to machine sketch these bits in with black thread but I like the idea of adding some embroidery to this quilt top.
I'm going to hand quilt this one and eventually it will end up in our bedroom. Trying to keep Wilbur and Charly paw prints off it will be a challenge and it will probably take me all winter to quilt it but I'm looking forward to it!
Linking to all the Friday finishes, Crazy Mom Quilts and