The colour challenge for January was red. This is my little red bear. He comes from Dione Stephens Gardener at the Clever Chameleon. Dione is posting a different bear pattern each month for the twelve months of 2018.
In February the colour was blue, and this is my little guy. He is so happy, makes a cold Feb. day a little brighter.
Then along comes March. This fella is skipping forward read for spring. I used a Michael Miller fabric from a few years ago called Mirror Ball. It worked great.The tummy patch fabric was a Nancy Halvorsen scrap from one of my scrap baskets.
I'm using raw edge applique for these bears. They are my first attempts with raw edge applique, and I'm finding it does not take a lot of practice to develop some expertise. Dine also suggests in placing a thin layer of batting between the applique and the background for a Trapunto effect. I am following her suggestion, and I think it is going to be effective. It's a great opportunity to use some of your smaller batting scraps as well.
A second project I'm doing this year is a block of the week challenge from Darlene D'Eon from A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt shop in Digby, Nova Scotia. Darlene set this up for the Nova Scotia Online quilters group. She suggested the blocks, and all other choices are the responsibility of the members. I'm choosing to follow Patterns by Jen's colour challenge. There is a different colour in the spotlight each month.
There are other happenings in my sewing room, but that is enough for one night. I hope your creative activities are as much fun as these