Monday, October 20, 2008

There's A Bear In The Circus

If this quilt looks familiar, it's because I've made one very similar before. It's become my favourite baby quilt pattern and since I have a bolt of the fabric, I can accommodate a lot of babies! The pattern is from Mary and you can find it here.

I've been anxious to try sewing a Beanie Baby to a baby quilt as demonstrated by Dawn Ramirez in her Pajama Quilter Reloaded video. I did get this little bear sewn on, but I had to use my domestic machine as I couldn't get the bulk under the hopping foot on my longarm.

I think he's sewn on there pretty good though - he won't be leaving the circus anytime soon.

I used Bubbles for this one with Superior's Lava thread. I really like this thread, especially for 'fun' quilts - their variegated colours are great.


SandyQuilts said...

So adorable. Gosh I wished we lived close to each other.

Mary said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! Bubbles is just perfect for it too - I think that's my current favorite for children's quilts.

That bear looks a little plump! I try to stitch the thinner ones on the longarm and then I use a doubled piece of quilting thread to hand stitch any pieces I wasn't able to get under the hopping foot until I'm sure that it won't come off and that no little fingers can get caught underneath.