Thursday, February 9, 2012

Quilt Along #5 Stippling in the block

I am participating in Leah Day's Quilt Along FMQ classes each week as we learn more about the art of FMQ~ing.  This weeks assignment was to stipple inside the blocks.  The projects you see here are part of my quilt along 4 and 5, where we had to FMQ following a straight line (around the teddy, down the stripes and around the heart) and then stipple within the block in the area on the outside of the Teddy Bear.  I put my blocks together and made three little cloth books for our grandchildren for Valentines Day Cards and bound each of them. 

The cover of one book is the Teddy Bear with the striped head with FMQ in red that reads "Happy Valentines Day".  The back page of another book is the Teddy Bear with the gold, red and green shoelace tie.  And the third book is opened to show what is on the inside of each book.  The Teddy wearing a zippered vest on the right has the childs name written in thread above (underneath the book on top) and on the left side there is a red peek-a-boo cloth at the top that folds down over the words "we love you" and the teddy bears head can hide underneath.  As the children get older they will be able to undo the shoelace bow which is woven through buttonholes, as they learn to lace and unlace the Teddy and tie a bow. 

It is signed at that bottom in thread :) 

I love being a grandmother :)


  1. What a cute idea! Your grandchildren are going to love these. Good project for the FMQ lesson too. Good job!

  2. Wow, what an original way to practice the FMQ! Wonderful.