I made several fun gifts this Christmas, but my absolute favourite was this fellow, for my eldest son. He plays in a band called Moon Trout and as you can see from the glittery,crescent shaped marking on this guy's face, he is indeed a moon trout.
I used the same (easy) curved strip piecing technique that I've employed on several projects (such as The Stuffle, and In The Summer Time),embellished during the quilting stage with 12 weight Aurifil threads. I love the effect. It's a great way to make a landscape background too... if you're not into trout.
I will be teaching a workshop on this free-form curved strip-piecing here in Amherst next October; please email (karen at karenneary.ca) if you'd like a spot reserved for this fun class.