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...