I'm a bit excited today! I've finally got a plan for my big bear.
In typical Juliet fashion, I was so excited when I finally created the bear pattern that I just jumped in with both feet. I didn't stop to think what it would become, I just wanted to sew it and sew it NOW!
After the block was finished, it lay draped over the back of our sofa for a while. I knew that I wanted to give it a border with paw prints in the corners, but I needed to wait until I found the right fabric for this.
When the fabric finally arrived, I jumped in with both feet and sewed my paw prints.
Now I knew all along that the quilt top wouldn't be finished when I added the paw print border, but I needed to see that stage of the project completed before I could make any more creative decisions. I'm a very visual person when it comes to this stage of projects.
I am really really trying not to spend a fortune on fabrics at the moment, so I went to my stash in search of a suitable fabric for the next border. Luckily I found a large piece of architextures fabric which will be just perfect!
... But then what...
It kind of bothered me that it was going to become a random square lap size quilt. I didn't know what to do with it and felt that this quilt needs to be out on display, not folded in a pile somewhere.
Finally, it struck me...
This bear needs a mate! Another bear added underneath, facing in the opposite direction.
Then it will be the perfect quilt for my son's bed.The widths of the borders in the mock-up above are not quite accurate. I will need to do some quilt maths to work out exactly how wide they should be, but I'm excited to finally have a plan.
I was planning to give Scallywag the bird quilt for Christmas, but the bears are far more suitable for a four year old boy don't you think! Rascal can have the birds, she loves them too!
Eek! I just want to start sewing but I don't have enough of the green sketch background- sulk!
I love it when projects finally show you what they want to become! Don't you?!?
I'm sure I've asked it before, but are you make it up as you go along quilters, or do you always start with a plan. (I think you can tell which kind I am!!!)