Tedding sleeping bags

 I keep forgetting to include my March block from my BOM in a post. Unfortunately it is too small and I will have to unpick it and work out where I went wrong.  I paper pieced the long triangles, so I really hope its not them!
A friend mentioned her two youngest son's liked putting their teddies to bed, so I offered to make them teddy sleeping bags.  This was the perfect exercise for using up wadding scraps and some cute novelty prints from my stash.  
And when you don't do a good job of the quilting, you just add a bit of Velcro and make a little pillow to hide that bit!  I machine stitched the binding both sides, which  I never do it on quilts, but it was super quick and worked well.  And as another bonus I was able to use some scrap binding!
We enjoyed this Adelaide Cup long weekend at the beach, playing tourist in our own state.  We saw some interesting sights, including driving past this quirky house I saw featured on TV...I am a big fan of Grand Designs, but this takes the cake for building head aches I think!   The weather was suitably warm to ensure lots of fun was had dodging the waves at the beach.  
I even fitted in some hand quilting, not at the beach mind you!  I haven't taken a progress shot, but hopefully it will be finished in time for my next post, 
happy quilting, Sue SA.


3 comments:

  1. Love the BOM block, sorry you have to unpick it, mine of ten turn out too small too. I actually have just finished a mini quilt where all my blocks turned out half an inch bigger though, don't know hoe that happened. Cute sleeping bags, and your day at the beach looks like heaps of fun.

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  2. The teddy bear sleeping bags are adorable. Every self respecting bear needs somewhere warm (and classy) to sleep.

    Looks like you all survived the weekend sans caravan. And you even got some hand sewing in! Success!

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  3. It was lovely to see you in VH. I see you got to horseshoe Bay. Very cute sleeping bags.

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