Friday, 6 November 2015

Winnie the Pooh first bed quilt


Half term is finished and we are back from helping to look after our little ones. I have had some many cuddles but it can never be enough! The Boy aged five months has grown a smile and a way of fluttering his long eyelashes which melts my heart every time. His big sister is learning to read and can write her name. She is smart and sassy and so sweet, I am her biggest fan and complete slave! Now I am back in the sewing room and have been finishing a quilt for Anne to give to her newest grandson Hugo, born this year. The nursery decor has a Winnie the Pooh theme and the main fabric comes from the Jane Churchill range.

Here is the first star:
Eight point Winnie the Pooh star by Green Star Quilts
and in the other colourway...

Eight point Winnie the Pooh star by Green Star Quilts

The fabric design is quiet and minmal in style so I have kept the quilt design that way too. I have added a border of soft blue fabric with polka dots....

Winnie the Pooh quilt top by Green Star Quilts
Here is the finished quilt which measures 46 x 60 inches:

Winnie the Pooh quilt top by Green Star Quilts

And some highlights.... simple swirls echo the ribbon on Piglet's balloon....

Winnie the Pooh quilt top by Green Star Quilts

The backing fabric is also the Winnie the Pooh and Friends fabric by Jane Churchill.The binding is a simple blue and white thin stripe which a style I love and use on lots of my quilts....

Winnie the Pooh quilt by Green Star Quilts

I loved Winnie the Pooh stories as a child and also reading them to my own daughters. The gentle humour and simple line drawings have become a part of our family life. We still mention going down the garden to look for Woozles and Heffalump traps are my piles of things on the stairs waiting to be taken up to bedrooms and bathrooms when the time can be found... just waiting to be tripped over by husband... its a bad habit of mine...
'I feel like a little something....'  goes with that empty tummy feeling around four o'clock when the biscuit jar beckons, with or without hunny for tea... 

So I hope you have a lovely week and if you are drawing at all, have a look at the labelling on your graphite pencils and remember that B is for bear, HB is for Helping Bear and BB is for Brave Bear....

Happy drawing and quilting,
Kind regards,
Sue 










6 comments:

  1. What a sweet and precious quilt. I love the soft look with the Winnie the Pooh blocks.

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    1. Yes, I love the books and am a big fan too. It's the gentle humour in everyday things which makes me smile when reading the stories.
      Sue

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  2. Das ist so eine süße Babydecke .
    Wo bekommt man den Stoff in Deutschland?
    Viele Grüße aus Deutschland Karo

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    1. I'm not sure where. The fabric was bought but if you google Jane Churchill Winnie the Pooh fabric, I should think you will find it. We have a store called John Lewis here which might stock it and sell on line.
      Sue

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  3. Beautiful use of the pictures in the fabric, love it!!

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    1. I have seen several different styles of Winnie the Pooh fabric, but this is my favour yet!
      Sue

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Happy quilting everyone!
Sue