The story behind this one is odd. Check out Close Encounterpanes for the pattern. But I saw it, bought the pattern and the fabric, and cut it all out. For some reason that is forgotten, I sent all the pieces to my mom, who put it all together except for the “little guy” and bought the shoes. Of course, when she died, I got most of her sewing stuff. This was in it. Yesterday, I finished the little guy and put it together. Done!I think it’s adorable. Alternate names suggested are “Hang in there,” and “He’s getting loose!” Personally, I like “Tighten the Tension” or “Hang on!”
This piece is almost done. The borders made it exactly 25×25.
I’m still having trouble with the sky. I thought about adding a cloud or 3 to define the “Cloud” part of the sky. This picture is my example. (They aren’t sewn on. I love my design wall.)
So, that’s what I’ve been doing lately. Keep watching for my very first UFO ever. It’s pieced, and I have a back. I just need to pin baste and quilt it.