Teddy Bear’s Picnic Blanket

Teddy Bear's Picnic Blanket

I have been trying to finish a few UFO’s (un-finished objects) lately and this was one on my list.  I had cut out this cute little teddy bear’s picnic blanket a while ago with the left over fabric from the picnic rug I made back in May last year when I started my blog.

Quilt Circles using instructions from Pieced curves so simple

I wanted to try a new technique I had originally seen on the quilting show Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson on Foxtel. They had a guest on by the name of Dale Fleming and I watched her give a demonstration of an easy way to quilt circles without pinning and in 6 1/2 minutes!

Year 1 school visit from Ted the class teddy

It was quite funny that the same week that I finished the teddy bears picnic blanket my eldest daughter came home with the class teddy bear, TED. She had to look after him for the night and write about their time together in his special book. Perfect timing as I hadn’t taken any photos of my finished project so my daughter and TED had fun setting up and having a picnic together on the blanket. I printed some photos of the event for her to stick in TED’s book with some of my Japanese washi masking tape and it made her pages in his book look so cute. Her teacher was very impressed with her writing, drawings and pictures of her special time looking after TED.

Circle quilt / picnic blanket

I love the graphic look of the different circles of fabric and will definitely try this technique again perhaps for a quilt next time.

Here is a link to the HGTV website with instructions if you’re interested or there is also a book by Dale Fleming available called Pieced curves so simple.

Have you ever tried to sew circles before? This really is a great technique to try if you haven’t before and all you need is a few simple supplies and some freezer paper to make beautiful circles of your own.

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