My bear is around 15" or so. I made the large mask which is big even on me.
I rewrote the instructions so I didn't have to print pages and pages of instructions. Please go to the above link if you would like instructions and the pattern.
Until I know whether there is a need in my community I am not planning on making these. I'll keep you posted.
So in other news, Pat and I took a drive Saturday. One of the enjoyable parts of the drive was to see the cherry blossom trees in full bloom near our house. Unfortunately the weather was lousy.
I have started working on my Talking Turkey wall quilt. Years ago I took a class with Bonnie Hunter. I decided I would only do a 9 block wallhanging. When they were done I put them together. I let the blocks age for several years until last week when I decided it was time to put the border on and get the top finished.
I was texting my in house retreat buddies about working on this quilt and that I needed to decide on the border. Sharon posted a picture of her finished quilt. (same size as mine, basically.) Um, they didn't look the same at all.
I pulled out the book and realized there is sashing between the blocks that really adds to the design. Can you say let 'er rip?
Don't those little 9 patches look great? All the blocks are sewn together. But the rows are not sewn yet. I still need to add one more row around the outside edge to finish off the 9 patches. I like the look with the 9 patches. That's tomorrow's plan. Unfortunately, it may get too big to hang above our fireplace. It would really look good up there so I'm going to try to make it work. I'll keep you posted!
Last week I mentioned I would be doing a UFO give away. Sorry to admit, but I've changed my mind. I am trying to stay home and not interact with anyone/anything that could put me at risk. Well, duh, how would I get something sent if I can't weigh it and buy stamps. So, when this pandemic calms down I'll reconsider offering a UFO give away.
I had 3 items as goals last week. Obviously I've made great progress on Talking Turkey. So it will stay on the list. Hopefully I'll get it done early in the week so I can then do the next few.
1. Talking Turkey to top stage.
2. Pull out a charity quilt top from the Virginia Star Quilters and quilt it. I did actually pull this from the closet but that's all I did. It is staying on the list.
3. Start trimming and sewing into a top the star blocks from my last FCQE Quilters turn. Again, not much progress so it's staying on the list.
That's it for today. I'm linking up with Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, and Main Crush Monday. Take some time to see what folks have been working on.
Stay safe and quilt on!
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie