Some friends who work in Africa came to this country in March to complete a project they have been working on there and I wanted to mark this some way. So I dug out my African fabrics collection and found scraps enough to cut mostly 1" squares of 31 different fabrics, one for each day of the month.
I stuck them with temporary adhesive to some dark blue glazed cotton and stitched round them. Raw edge appliqué. It's been trendy for a long time now but I hadn't really tried it before in a serious piece of work. Then some machine quilting in a pattern from an African print block.