Thank you all so much for your comments and encouragement! This post is entitled "challenges" for a couple of reasons: first, I'm still trying to get my blog real estate in order, slowly but surely getting there. Second, I have 2 challenge quilts to show you from my guild's 2009 challenge - (1) "The Color Purple" and (2) "You Give Me Butterflies."
After the fact, I realized I should have/could have made her a bit larger, she looks lost inside that large frame. BUT, I figured the sun was an important part of the design, so there had to be room for it to shine down ... AND I should have/could have placed the bottom of the basket directly on the border rather than floating it above it.
Oh well, that's a done deal.
Until next time, sew forth and sew on!