This is the most recent wallhanging I’ve made. After all the deliberating that went into making the Autumn appliqué, I designed this one quickly. I still had periods of unsewing and resewing, but not as many as with the previous appliqué. I enjoyed working with the bright colours as the nights lengthened.
The bird shape originally came from an appliqué I made in 2011. I used the shape as a template to cut a smaller version for this recent work after taking the original out of a stash of felt odds and ends. Here’s that earlier appliqué: