I had that baby quilt ready to go.
The baby shower is tonight.
wouldn't it be nice to add a little toy with that quilt?
But......I started dreaming about a handmade toy.
What could I make!?
Belinda had a cute little owl a couple of days ago.
She refers you to Mel's tutorial.
I quickly looked at the tutorial and then
DID MY OWN THING!
I think it looks pretty similar....but...
I didn't measure a thing and have no idea
how big Belinda's or Mel's are. :)
How can I make those wings have that
CRINKLY sound you get in toys sometimes?
I stuffed them with cheap plastic grocery bags.
They were a little crinkly sounding,
but not good enough.
I also realized....Thankfully before finishing the project
that plastic probably wouldn't survive the laundry!!!
SO much for my toy engineering skills.
Remember the velveteen rabbit?
(children's story book from long ago)
Belinda wants pictures of the BACKS of quilts.
Thought I'd show you the front first...
is that o.k.?
I made this last summer.
First I cut those white panels.
Then appliqued the swirly vine.
It was a great summer project because I took the white panels
everywhere....camping, picnics, etc.
and just cut leaves and appliqued them on
without a pattern or much of a plan.
I have a bag full of little tiny pieces of fabric that went along on these trips.
The leaves are all pointing the same way...
but they are not all exactly alike.
AND I like that!
Here's the back.
That leaf there holds a secret.
sometimes when you quilt a quilt you end up with a
A big pucker.
The leaf is nice though.
So glad I made that mistake!
Hey! did anyone notice the upside down beak on that bird?
I just did....
I'm going to fix that right now...:)