Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Crazy Quilt Bear

Several months ago, I met a woman who makes and sells bears who had an old patchwork quilt that she said she'd cut up so that she, two friends and I could make bears. My part in this was to teach embroidery stitches to be used as trimming on the bears. This week, my bear was completed when his ears were sewn on and his mouth and nose were embroidered. This project was lots of fun to do and now I'm thinking about making another bear from new fabrics. Because this bear was made from old fabrics I was constantly concerned with the strength of the fabric. All in all, I'm pleased with my bear.