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by killiecrankie ( edited 06 Nov 2016 ) 06 Nov 2016

Ballerina bear quilt wall hanging.After about 10 yrs it is finally finished for a 2yr old birthday present.



The bears are all hand blanket stitched applique.


I fell in love with this when I saw it at a Stitches & Craft shows years ago.Finished stitching the bears quickly but couldn't find any fabric that I liked for the border .Years later found some ,then I couldn't find a suitable size stencil to stitch on the border which looked bare to me.Managed to melt a small hole in the nylon organza when ironing it,put some nail polish on the hole so it wouldn't fray.Found some very small sequins to sew over the hole & to decorate some of the skirts ,so it wasn't easily noticed.

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by jrob Moderator 15 Nov 2016

Oh, it's beautiful!

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by lbrow 14 Nov 2016

Beautiful, beautiful job.!

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 15 Nov 2016

Thank you

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by tuross 09 Nov 2016

I love teddy bears and these are absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful quilt and beautiful work.
Lynne

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 15 Nov 2016

Thank you

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by airyfairy 09 Nov 2016

What an absolute treasure you have sewn here. I just love it

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 15 Nov 2016

Thank you

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by columbus 08 Nov 2016

I love teddy bears. This is the most lovely bear project I have ever seen

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 08 Nov 2016

Thank you

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by dragonflyer 07 Nov 2016

Beautiful job...adorable designs...job well done!

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 07 Nov 2016

Thank you

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by pldc 07 Nov 2016

It's just darling! You must feel a real sense of accomplishment & well deserved too ~hugs~

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 07 Nov 2016

Thank you

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by cfidl 07 Nov 2016

This is so sweet. I like the hand work. I really love that it is finished! There is hope for my UFI's also! I call them unfinished items since, well you can guess why.

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 07 Nov 2016

Thank you.Still got 3 more to complete .One came to a complete stand still because I needed to use the embroidery machine & the one I had at the time wasn't very good & I didn't want to wreck all my hard work.The other 2 are hand stitch & are waiting for me to find some suitable fabric to finish them off.

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by momac 07 Nov 2016

Really beautiful, you must be very proud of your work now that it is finished. Hugs Maureen

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 07 Nov 2016

Thank you. Going to use the blanket stitch on the sewing machine in future- a lot faster.

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by lilylady 07 Nov 2016

This is sew cute, love the bears. Very adorable.

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 07 Nov 2016

Thank you

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by marianb 07 Nov 2016

It was waiting for the perfect time top be given.. the sparkly sequins set the skirts perfectly..

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 07 Nov 2016

Thank you

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by graceandham 07 Nov 2016

This is simply darling.

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 07 Nov 2016

Thank you

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by toogie 06 Nov 2016

I think its perfect, in every way. I'm sure the child and her mother will love it. Everything seemed to be well thought out and sometimes creativity can't be rushed!

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 07 Nov 2016

Thank you

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