Gwen had sent me a gorgeous mini at the end of last month for the Fairy Tale swap with lots of lovely goodies. She told me she liked the Litte Red Riding Hood and she loved paper piecing so with that information I knew which direction to go! I found a pattern on Craftsy that I was planning to use for the mini and pieced little Red Riding Hood from it
but then I decided that I didn't really like the wolf or the forest. So I looked further and used this pattern for the wolf and this one for the forest that I enlarged to 8'.
As for the cottage, I started using the Crafsty pattern but then modified the roof to make is less "Swiss cottage". I had fun making these.
The final mini is not so mini at 22' square but that's fine I think! I used simple stippling for the quilting.
I really love Jeni's tutorial for a lined drawstring bag so I also made a little bag for Gwen using this lovely fairy take print that I had bought at Alexandra Palace. I love it, hope my partner will like it to!
I filled the bag with a few goodies (London and fairy tale!)
So that's another OPAM for October and my goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes. It is also the fourth item of my Q4 Finish Along to be completed!.