I finished my latest ORBC project! This is Lucky Charms:
This latest quiltalong was led by the inimitable Pat Sloan, who introduced us to raw edge machine applique. I had to make a concerted effort to "put on my Big Girl Panties" at several points along the way; I'm not entirely satisfied with the results but it was a great learning experience and I'm sure it's not the end of that particular path! Pat's original designs (she gave us two choices plus a bonus project from the trimmings!) were much more flowing and lyrical; I took it in another direction because of my fabric choices - they just had to have Autumn-specific elements!
A little closer on the center:
I would make the leaves a bit larger if I had it to do again, and the idea of making the branches more angular to go with the oak tree theme was better in theory than in execution, but I figure for a first effort at the technique it ain't bad.
10 points to the person who can correctly identify this "lucky charm" in my home. Hint: pop culture reference that totally reveals my age!