Thanks for dropping by today. It is my day on the Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop, hosted by Joan of Moosestash Quilting.
And since this hop is all about the wonderful world of color, I decided to combine it with my April Island Batik challenge. This month, we are to make a soft toy with our choice of a pattern provided by industry partner Funky Friends Factory! My project is quite colorful!
While Funky Friends Factory has so many cute patterns, when I saw this one, I immediately knew it was THE one!!
We quilters will occasionally chase wild animals, such as squirrels, or maybe even rabbits! I’ll occasionally go down a rabbit hole, but mostly chase squirrels, myself! At any rate, those little boogers usually strike when we are at our busiest, maybe trying to meet a deadline, or maybe we just need a break from the project du jour. Most of the time, I approach with caution those squirrels sitting by the side of the road daring to play chicken with the car (and we have a LOT of them in our neighborhood!) However, when one happens to run right through the middle of a creative project, eventually I give in and pursue it with reckless abandon! Those are the fun kind of squirrels, unlike those that tend to climb into my attic and wreak havoc! Now without further ado, I would like for you to meet Shirley Sue!
Shirley Sue was such fun to make! I used left over pieces from the Chantilly collection, which is my friend Karen Overton’s (aka The Quilt Rambler) signature collection of Island Batik fabrics, as well as a Schmetz microtex needle, and Aurifil thread to make her! She is stuffed with cotton filling. I just love the bright colors. She definitely helps color my world!
It’s been a minute since I sewed a soft toy, but the directions from Funky Friends Factory were fantastic. There is also a step by step visual should you need to check a step.
My thanks to Joan for hosting this fun blog hop. Please visit other participating bloggers to see what’s in their wonderful world of color today. The entire schedule for the week can be found here.
Tuesday April 19
Also please visit my fellow Island Batik ambassadors and check out their fun Funky Friends Factory characters! There are a few more I will be purchasing!
Renee Atkinson @ Pink Tulip Quilting
Pamela Boatright @ Pamelaquilts
Connie Kauffman @ Kauffman Designs
Emily Leachman @ Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney @ For the Love of Geese
Claudia Porter @ Create with Claudia
Susan Deshensky @ Lady Blue Quilt Studio
Brittany Fisher @ Bobbin with Brittany
Victoria Johnson @ Forever Quilting for You
Sandra Starley @ Textle Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas @ Curlicue Creations
Gail Sheppard @ Quilting Gail
Preeti Harris @ Sew Preeti Quilts
Randi Jones @ Randi’s Roost
Reed Johnson @ Blue Bear Quilts
Leah Malasky @ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe @ Mary Mack Made Mine
Lisa Pickering @ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Sarah Pitcher @ Pitcher’s Boutique LLC
Suzy Webster @ Webster Quilt
Lana Russel @ Lana Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi @ Mania for Quilts
Anorina Morris @ Samelia’s Mum
Elita Sharpe @ Busy Needle Quilting LLC
See you soon!
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