The Birth of Winnie…..

I have another baby quilt to make and this time the theme is “Winnie The Pooh”!!

I started out looking for fabric that I could use and do a simple pieced design, but apparently, Pooh is not in vogue right now, so I had to look for another idea.

I found a photo of Pooh bear and decided to use that as my inspiration……

I started out with the applique and quickly decided that he needed a lot of outlining, so out came the Fabrico markers and Pooh was born……

Now I needed to add some borders to make him larger. I was happy with the first blue one…..

….and now wanted to add some nine patches around the edge.

I had a stack of fabrics that I thought might go with the design….

….and started out by cutting a 2.5-inch strip from each fabric.

I then cut that strip down into as many 8.5-inch units as I could get from one strip.

I randomly (well….mostly randomly) selected sets of strips and sewed them together.

About this time, I decided that 4-patches would be okay, which meant that I didn’t have as much cutting and sewing to do…..always a good thing!!!!

It was bedtime so I left it hanging on the design wall to conquer the next day.

Come back tomorrow and see the finished product….I am really happy with it!!!!

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