Monday, 7 April 2014

A Panda for Annie-Rose

You could say that its a bit of a risk to give a quilted cushion cover as a birthday present to the 5 year old daughter of a very talented and prolific quilter. A little girl who knows about quilts and fabric and rich colours. 

But I knew that I could make something that her Mum (Deb) could not. You see, paper piecing is not Deb's thing and I was confident that I could design and make something that Annie-Rose would really love.

Annie-Rose has been a panda lover from an early age. Those of you who follow Deb's blog or her instagram feed will have seen many a picture of Annie-Rose with her beloved Beckett the Panda.

I struggled to design the pattern at first, but then I decided to stick to the face and it was plain sailing. I knew straight away that I wanted to use a couple of different text prints to make it up and in the end I used a mixture of text and music. 
I love it! 
It gives such texture and character to the face.

The perfection was completed when I looked in my stash and discovered a grey fabric with tiny polar bears for the borders and black and white chevron minky for the back.

Did I want to keep this cushion?- Absolutely!!!
Did we hand it over?- Of course we did. 
Did it go down well?- Annie Rose took one look, shouted "BECKETTTTTTT" and launched herself at it. I think the answer is a resounding "Yes!"
Will I make another one to keep in this house?- I hope so.

The pattern is now with a pattern tester and will hopefully be available soon. If anyone else is interested in testing it, give me a shout as I have one more potential spot for a tester...

20 comments:

  1. You are very clever! That is awesome!

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  2. Oh wow, it's beautiful! The panda really looks like it has character, looking out from it's pillow. Well done!

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  3. That has to be my favourite pillow ever!

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  4. His face is just PERFECT with the text and music fabric, Juliet. Love it!!!!

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  5. Amazing!! Well done - and great to hear it was well received!!

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  6. I love your generosity and thoughtfulness, great work lady x

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  7. That is just stunning! I loved the reaction you got from the recipient too, always good to know it will be well loved.

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  8. It looks so FAB! I think the fabric combos really make it special. Lucky Annie!

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  9. I love the use of the text and music fabric on the face! So much character.

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  10. I agree with Abby and others that the music and text fabric really work well for the Panda's face. Now I want one too! :-)

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  11. Big thumbs up from me ! That's one gorgeous pillow and Beckett

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  12. Argh you are amazing! Love it and its no wonder Annie was theilled!

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  13. Absolutely stunning - you are an amazing designer. Your fabric choices were spot on for this panda. Well done.

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  14. Fabulous as always, I'd love to have tested this one for you ;D

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  15. A bit late to the party - I suppose the position of tester has long since gone. I was given a panda toy for my first birthday... and still have him 41 years later! We are both looking a bit worse for wear... but with plenty of character :0)

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  16. if you ever need a tester, I would love to test your patterns!! Love your vw wagon and the panda is amazing!!

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  17. Oh I love this panda!!! My son is obsessed with pandas and I must make him one, so let me know if you need any other pattern testers! Otherwise let me know when the pattern is available for purchase :)
    Thanks,
    Amanda

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  18. I also would love to test for you in the future. Your free snowflake paper pieced pattern was the first paper pieced project I ever completed. It helped ensure that I was firmly and thoroughly bitten by the paper piecing bug--and now I'm designing my own patterns! Adorable panda, and I'm glad the reaction was as you had hoped :)

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