Monday, September 8, 2008

Ready for hand stitching

Everything is fused to the quilt and ready to go. I know I could do the blanket stitching very quickly on my machine, but I so enjoy the hand stitching. I also love the texture created by using embroidery floss. There are also some stem stitched details to do - stripes and a face for the bumble bee, definition lines for the bear's arms, a happy mouth and eye highlights for his face among other things. I slit some stitching in the blocks so I could tuck the flower stems through to the back - those spots will need to be resewn also once the stems are tacked down.

I love how this looks! I gave it a fall tone for this precious October girl - it was so much fun choosing the leaf fabrics. Of course the flowers had to be purple, as that's the color of the room Lily will share with big sister Sophie.

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Gratitudes:
1. Successful exercise in will power at Momma Made It this morning - no extra fabric came home!
2. Pumpkin Spice Lattes
3. A morning spent with a quilty friend

24 comments:

Kathie said...

LOVE it the purple looks great pulls out the hint of purple in the bear!
and of course that border fabric is just perfect the antiquey look to reflect your taste :)
perfect Patti, great job on this quilt!
Hope they all love it!

Vicki W said...

It's adorable!

Tazzie said...

Gosh Patti, your bear is just adorable, and you've put it together so fast! I love it entirely.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Vera said...

Oh my goodness, this little bear quilt is adorable.

Teresa said...

You have done a great job and I am sure the finishing hand stitches touches will make it just perfect.

Jeanne said...

Patti, it is so cute! I wish it was for me. *s* Lovely colors and fabrics and your work is terrific.

Winona said...

Patti,

This quilt is just adorable. I love it. You have done a wonderful job on it. I know Lily will love it.
Winona

Narelle said...

What an amazing piece of work. He's absolutely gorgeous and so loveable. I'd never imagined log cabins could do that.

Lindah said...

Oh, what a fun little Autumn Bear!
I'm so glad you are going to put a happy smile on him. Did you ever notice that most teddy's have rather severe mouth lines? My oldest daughter hated and feared teddy's until she nearly reached adulthood for that very reason. Whenevery I can, I change those lines into smiles. Smiling teddy's, yeah!

pamina said...

Very,very cute bear !

Tine said...

That is so cute!!! Cute cute cute!

tirane93 said...

how darling!

Karol-Ann said...

Patti, this is simply gorgeous!

Mary said...

Very sweet! I don't do a lot of applique but I much prefer to stitch it down by hand than by machine too. I do plan to try some more raw edge work on the longarm one of these days when I'm more caught up.

MelissaS said...

So pretty! Great job!

Floss said...

I love this, what a cute bear.

Diane said...

I just love this quilt. What a cute pattern and out of my favorite block, log cabin.

Diane

Karen said...

The bear is as cute as can be. And I like that it is made with log cabin blocks!

swooze said...

What a great quilt!

mamaspark said...

Absolutely precious! This is just beautiful!!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I just love it. Bet Lily will love it too.

Sweet P said...

Awesome!

ratherbquilting said...

Oh my gosh, it's adorable! That applique just pops! Shhh, but I like it waaayyyy better than the original! :-)

Hanne said...

I love your bear quilt. It has come together so fast. In fact, I had the pattern in my hands here just the other day.
I will be a great-aunt in the end of October.
Maybe the little one, also a girl, will get a bear quilt some day :-)

You are an inspiration to me :-)
I just signed up for Finn's challenge too, thanks to you :-)