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worked on the 'For Anne' for most of the session...decided to turn some hexies for a table runner..it only takes 13 flowers and some connection hexies to make..and looks pretty cute! my fabric is all fruit prints...
The gal doing the Jellyroll Rug did another long snake....she has one more to do before she starts actually putting the rugs together..another gal decided to do some ornaments for a craft fair at her place on the Colorado River..so she spent the time doing the folded star pattern...she had a cute little stand for the 3 inch Styrofoam balls...its made of a canning jar lid nailed to a couple of scrap pieces of wood..very clever!...the hostess did mending...took in a pair of leggings that made her look like she was wearing jhodpers (not sure on the spelling of that and spell check is no use!! - riding pants!! ) and she lowered the neckline on the shirt we made at Road to CA in Jan...it was just not her style!! so now it is!...another gal was knitting..I think a sweater...
All in all..a beautiful day for Studio Time!! weather was gorgeous...not too hot..not too cold...
I made this baby quilt for a friend who's due very shortly. She LOVES bears, but I didn't want to go the cute blue teddy bear route. Instead I found a quirky bear print and fussy cut the bears. I'm going to quilt it with a bear paw panto.
Cute teddy bears make nice quilts, but your quilt can be used for a long time even after the toddler stage.
LOVE the way you have offset the bears so they are not all in the same place in every block. That really provides a "life" and movement to the quilt. Nicely done!
I really did try to center the bears though. Some blocks have two bears so they're not really centered. That kinda bothered me a bit when I was cutting out the blocks as my brain doesn't like it when things are "off". But it is what it is and now that it's done I kinda like it.
I am having fun playing in my novelty stash. I just finished this top for a friend of my husband.
I'm going to do another version with only black & white novelty fabrics in the stripes and TOT colors in the narrow borders between the zigzags. I realized I have 2 very full baskets with only white or black fabrics, but I rarely get to use them because I"m always doing colors. So I've got a couple of quilts planned where the novelties will only be black or white (backgrounds). The one I"m working on now uses 50 black & 49 white fabrics - I did not need to use all the blacks in my stash - only used about half. Assuming that basket is typical that means each holds approx 100 and I have 6 baskets of novelties. Yikes - definitely SABLE.
And I'm buying some specific fabrics for the latest one to be personal to the mom & dad. They love to travel and go to Disney every year - I found this fabric at Joann's -how perfect is this!
That Disney fabric IS perfect. I'm sailing on the Disney Magic again in October - wish I had time to make a tote with that fabric to take with me! Maybe over Labor Day weekend.
I think your novelty quilts are all awesome. Of course to do these I Spy quilts you have to be a very organized person. I think it is so fun to be able to add a personal touch to a quilt. Glad you are back to enjoying the novelties.
That's such a lovely baby quilt! The bears are great.