Festive bear time

Merry Christmas everyone! I gifted the bear quilt to OH today!

imageHere’s some photos I took earlier.

The original photo by Stefano Unterthiner


The plan drawing…

And some finished pics on the living room wall!

I’ve managed to disguise where the-idiot-pup bit a bloody hole in it whilst I was sewing on the sleeve (as you may have seen on Instagram) with a spot of bleach, three washes and creative quilting, but I’m not sure yet if I will need to add appliqué before it goes in the Quilt and Stitch Village show. Good job he’s cute. The binding is my usual invisible binding since I rarely use anything else these days.

Size – approx. 46″ wide x 38″ tall from memory (today’s not the day to get the tape measure out)- quite a bit smaller than I aimed for, not sure how that happened.
Number of blocks – N/A Machine appliqué with freezer paper turned edges
Time to make– 14 hours
Fabric – A mix of scraps plus Klona white off the bolt and dark greens donated to me by Ruth and Aimee.
Backing Fabric – Half a single duvet cover from Ikea
Binding Fabric – Same as above
Threads – Gutermann for the greens and browns, plus a variegated brown Aurifil and white is Coats Moon.
Batting – 80/20 Soft and Elegant
Quilting- Realistic texture-y stuff

Last finish for 2015? Probably, but who knows….

By the way don’t forget to link up your top 5 sewing goals for next year by 31st December. Only one person has so far so the winner is currently guaranteed! Sorry, but comments don’t count as a link up but if you can post a picture somewhere (if you don’t have a blog- though blogs are still best for linking up) I think it takes links from anywhere social media-wise now.

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