Do you see the blue pig in the center? She made me some crawlers out of that fabric and used the scraps to make the applique pig. I love the embroidery details and the little roses on the fabric. I love having that little bit of "history" in the quilt. It means so much to me. Sewing is my heritage.
Here is a close up of the cow and chicken with a little chick. She machine appliqued and did the turned edge! I did hand applique with a turned edge because I was traveling while doing this one. For the horse in the corner, I made a fringe of embroidery floss for his mane. I made little knots at the edge of the applique and left a fringe on the far side. I am tickled that it held up in the wash and gives a little dimension to the quilt.
So, a few years ago, I completed the applique blocks and headed to JoAnn's Fabrics looking for some fabric to tie the whole quilt together. I was happy to find fabrics that I think complement the vintage colors and the farm theme.