One of our friends, Asako, is leaving today to go back to her country, Japan. Asako has been in Houston for four years, and during that time I got Annie, so they have known each other since Annie was just about three months old and weighed about a pound and a half. Annie really loves Asako and goes crazy whenever she sees her. Fortunately, we were able to spend a nice day at Memorial Park before Asako went back.
Asako and her husband have been the only ones whom Annie has ever stayed with when I have been out of town, so we are definitely going to miss them.
I wanted Asako to have something to take back with her, so I made this little wall-hanging quilt (15″ x !5″), which I called “A Walk in the Park with Annie”. This one is a bit similar to the “Magnolia Trees” quilt that I made before, but it just “evolved’ moreso than that one. I just stitched pieces together, and then used the cutting wheel to help me create it. I machine-quilted around the figures and added my own rough embroidery to give a bit of dimension.
In the end, it’s sort of like those “Where’s Elmo” puzzles, but I think you can find Annie in there.
My first attempt at using the printable fabric sheets to make a label for the back was a failure, so I made a pocket label in which I put Annie’s picture.
It’s simple I know, but I enjoyed making it; maybe there will be an “Annie” series.
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