I finished up Bear Necessities, an embroidery design by Kathy Schmitz, earlier this week. You might remember that I started it two weeks ago after the news that my mom had broken her hip and gone through surgery. It's been a stressful couple of weeks, and I've needed lots of stitching therapy!
When I was looking around for border ideas, I came across a pile of orphan blocks I had, leftover from the 2020 Color Challenge. I've never used them for anything, so decided to use the different blocks for smaller finishes. This yellow one is from January of 2020.
The colors and prints are perfect to go with Ms. Bear and her honey bees!
So I took the sections apart and reworked them into borders.
After finding a backing and some batting, I did some simple quilting and sewed on the binding.
Today's slow stitching will be to finish hand-stitching the binding to the back
and maybe add some extra stitches to those 3 inch border blocks.
Something like this -
Sharing at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching
Such a cute embroidery and love the little quilt you have made.
Great way to finish off this embroidery! How is your mom doing now? I did a lot of hand stitching when my dad was sick and in hospital. It helps to keep your hands busy at stressful times. Hope she is improving
That's a lovely way to finish of your embroidery! I hope your mum is recovering? It is a worry though isn't it.
Oh I love your piece! The embroidery is wonderful and so are the colors you chose for the border! Well done Diann!
Brave girl to take apart your block. Perfect solution.
cute bear peddling away in pj's. I hope your mom will be doing better each week, it just takes time
That was such a clever way to use up a spare block!
Bicycling bear is very cute and the yellow is perfect, even if you needed to re-arrange the blocks!
Gosh you finished that quickly! It's so cute, and you are clever to take that orphan block apart to use the sections. Thinking of your sweet Mom today.
Hope Mom is getting better every day. Your stitchery is adorable and I love the border. Have a great Sunday.
The bear necessities looks wonderful how you finished it off. Hoping things are improving for your mom.
Beautiful finish. I love the border. Happy stitching!
Definitely good therapy for you, and a lovely little quilt finish!
Such a cute little quilt, you are so clever taking the bigger piece apart to use with your bear piece.
What a great idea for using up those blocks. Since you've done such a nice job cutting them earlier, taking them apart and re-purposing them should be easy.
It’s a perfect finish Diann. A bicycling bear hauling honey framed in honey yellow!! Love it!!
Love your idea using up the orphan block,and also the extra X stitches. Have fun stitching down the binding.
Ms Bear and the honey bees looks perfect with those orphan blocks. Wonderful that you have had something so lovely to work on during this stressful time.
That Anonymous comment was me, Judy at Busy Hands Are Happy Hands…. I was commenting from my phone! Oops!
Such a cute little quilt, love the cycling honey bear! And great border treatment to Diann.
Aren't you clever recycling the block to make a border for the honey bear!
What a great idea to repurpose the yellow block. I love your added little stitches. You have a nice small quilt. Hope your Mom is doing better.
What a great way to use some "leftovers!" Great finish!!
Just adorable!! A bear on a bike ride.... doesn't get much cuter than that.
I hope your mom is doing well, Diann. I am glad to hear that you have been able to get in a bit of comfort sewing. Bear Necessities is absolutely darling and such a fabulous finish.
I love the yellow blocks with that bear. I hope the stitching therapy is helping!
Wow! That was so smart! It turned out great and made good use of the orphan block.
EEEK! What a cute, sweet little quilt!!!!!! Love how you used the perfect orphan block for it! I hope you're mom continues to recover well.
What a wonderful way to finish Ms. Bear and save an orphan block.
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