And, finally, here are the last three months of wallhangings. Previous posts on these monthly wallhangings by Nancy Halvorsen are here, here, and here.
November would obviously have a Thanksgiving theme and I love the harvest bounty theme and the oak leaves as wings -- not to mention the crooked halo. The "berries" are more antique buttons that needed a good scrubbing! I like her....
I love the message of "joy" for December. This santa's beard is slightly padded with cotton batting for a bit of depth. His suit and hat were actually scraps that I saved from years ago when my niece-the-quilter had created a strata from a number of red fabrics in my stash. She was making a stocking for her boyfriend and when you make a stocking with fabrics at an angle, you have to make a pretty big piece of "fabric". So, obviously, Aunt Jan saved the bits - knowing there would be a time to use them. And, magically, here it was years later and was going to be on her mom's wall every December. I like the scrappiness of his hat and suit and LOVE that it was done by a young woman who was not yet a quilter....but certainly is now!
I've said this before and I'll close this series of posts with it. I love these but there are only a handful of people that I would have done this for. My sister is obviously one! The quilt out of these blocks is darling and would have been a bit easier as I had to resize some of these to make them around 15" x 18" (+/-). Her instructions are easy to follow and I'd definitely do another one of her quilts at some point.
I hope there are special people in your life that you enjoy sharing your art with! Jan