Monday, April 05, 2010

Bear Baby Quilt - A UFO Finish

I promised to show you my 'Bear' baby quilt. It's a Debbie Mumm pattern. I started it many years ago. Most of it was done by hand. I finally finished it thanks to Nancy's UFO Challenge. I thought a photo taken outside would show the true colours in the quilt. But it was so windy today that I could not get a picture before it started to blow away.
So I asked my DH to hold it for me when he got home from work. It was starting to get dark by then, so the automatic flash went off. The colours aren't as true, but you can see the entire quilt much better. I still want to do a bit more quilting - on the border and on the bear blocks. I am sort of at a loss as to how to quilt the bears. I have outline quilted them, but that leaves a large area without any quilting in it. I don't really want to quilt through their faces. Does anybody have any ideas? I'm open to suggestions.

While I was outside I noticed that my daffodils are beginning to open. We are supposed to get rain and much colder weather in the coming week. I hope my daffodils will keep until after the rains.
My violets are blooming too. This is very early for them. Hopefully they will survive the rains too.

The temperature was about 23C (73F) today. The sun was shining and the solarium became quite warm. I had to open windows and turn on the fan. Mimi, on the other hand, likes being warm. She just stretches out and continues to nap the afternoon away.


Pat said...

I think I'd outline quilt INSIDE the ears of the bears (about 1/4 inch inside the ears, maybe)...and I'd quilt around their bowties, too. That quilt is SO cute!!! I think your daffodils will be fine. Mine were starting to get ready to bloom and then we had horrendous rains for a few days but they were fine after that.

Barb said...

What an adorable quilt....great job!!

Love your flowers as well....

Sonnja said...

Wow , what a lovely bearquilt!
Bear regards,

Beertje Zonn
Bear from the Netherlands

Simone de Klerk said...

An adorable finish and I love the flower pictures. It seems like you are getting some nice weather!

W. Latane Barton said...

Yippee... a UFO finished. And, it's so cute!!

Cybele's patch said...

Lovely quilt. Maybe you should quilt the inner ears, around the eyes and mouth. Would give the face a little more depth too.
Mimi is adorable. Did I tell you that in my next life I will be a cat?

LizzieJane said...

Love that little quilt. Love your flower pic's. Our daffodils are blooming quite nicely in the garden despite the dreadful weather that we have had lately. Rain, wind and hail seem to be constant as of late.

the dutch purple rabbit said...

wow how may ufo's did you finish this year. it's going to be a real good year i think.
i love the floppy ears
mimi is so lovely.


Rinie said...

But then, who would not like to nap on a beautiful quilt.
Mimi is enjoying her life.
Napping is her way of life.
And grabbing a nice quilt in passing is a bonus.

em's scrapbag said...

Your bear quilt is adorable!

Oiyi said...

I can't believe how cute that Bear Quilt is!! What a wonderful job you did on it.