Saturday, February 21, 2009

"POOH & FRIENDS"

My choice of theme for my first grandson's blanket was easily based on his mother's lifelong love of Winnie the Pooh. At the time, my quilt class was shown how to combine redwork with crayon embellishment. I adapted the snowball blocks to feature characters from a Disney coloring book.

Using Crayola brand, I colored in the designs, set with an iron, and then outlined with embroidery floss. In the borders I embroidered the sayings most often used by Pooh and his friends. Hint: Place paper towels over and under the coloring when ironing in crayon. This sets the color although it will fade somewhat in washing.


I used flannel in the front and back. The squares came from scraps of baby blankets and PJ's I had made for my boys and family. The backing fabric of Pooh and buzzing honey bees gave me the pattern to follow for hand quilting.

3 comments:

krista said...

i still love this one! (and look at how tiny benjamin was!)

Kim said...

I just have to make one of these. This is a beautiful quilt! I really like the colored in pages/blocks that you did - this quilt is a labor of love, that for certain! I saw your comment over at Kate Kwiltz...my husband knows I pretty much live to quilt, lol. He doesn't mind, but I think he wouldn't mind a little more cooking...

Exuberant Color said...

this quilt is so cute!