Bear Block completed


Here is the completed block. I am happy with it, it has turned out the way I envisioned it would, so "that's gotta be good for you". The buttons were a bit of a problem. They are quite bulky and I wanted them to 'sit up', which looks really good when the block is flat on the table, but not so good when it is vertical, the way it would hang. I'm not going to do any more, I think it would spoil it.

Now, I'm off to start my blocks for a swap at CQNewbies. Wonder what fabric I'll use?

8 comments:

Maddie Can Fly said...

Jo, those teddy bears just crack me up! What great buttons.

Lesa (Co-Moderator of CQ For Newbies) (see, I told you I read your blog).

MargaretR said...

I think that is one of the nicest blocks I have ever seen. It's a story without words.

kay susan said...

This is so much fun and so beautifully stitched. Jo, this just shows that you don't need expensive materials and antique buttons to create something wonderful.

Maddie Can Fly said...

Nothing like following up my own comment! Jo, you said the bears didn't sit right when the block was straight up -- how about putting little bow ties with ribbon or yarn around their necks then you could catch the yarn with a few stitches in the back and that would help hold their heads up.
Lesa (Co-Moderator CQForNewbies)

Ribbonwiz said...

Looks great Jo.
Perfect for little ones..I love the teddies..

abeautifulcraft said...

looks cute as a 'button' ...

sandra said...

Jo, this is the cutest block, great design, great work and great idea, I am sure they are going to love it!

Dana said...

oh it turned out so great, I love it!!!