Yesterday I started a new commission for JoAnn, my friend in Oklahoma.
She sent me this kit from Moda , Wilbur, the horse, made from Erin Michael's Purebred line of fabric.
I'm making the quilt from the pattern right now, and then she wants me to use the extra pieces to come up with a smaller version of Wilbur for her granddaughter. That will take some designing and imagination, so, for now, I'm going to enjoy the ease of simple needle-turn applique (we don't like fusibles).
Today I pieced the two big pieces of fabric for the background, and basted Wilbur onto that background, ready for the handwork.