Monday, April 28, 2014

The Mystery Revealed

Juliet The Tartankiwi has finally released her latest paper piecing pattern, and I am happy to reveal that the sneak peak I showed you...


Is in fact a Panda Bear!  Ain't he gorgeous???

I decided that the white spot pattern on the ears was a bit bright, so used a black permanent stamp pad to tone down the brightness, and also give the ears a bit of dimension.

Poor old Pandy here was my first birthday present... the story goes that Dad held me out and ran me along the shelves of toys... this was the one that I grabbed and wouldn't let go.  Complete with key in the back, he still plays Mary Had a Little Lamb when wound up.  Not bad for almost 41 years later!


If you are also tempted to sew up a Panda block, Juliet has the pattern available for free for a limited time.


7 comments:

  1. I love your Panda Suz, and your Pandy must surely have some tales to tell!

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  2. I remember a toy panda called Muesli - but I can't remember whether he was mine or my cousin's. That is a gorgeous block and I love what you did with the ears - it's perfect. And I never, ever would have guessed Panda from that original photo!

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  3. What a cute panda! You are quite the seamstress! What will you do with him? I think Pandy needs a pillow to keep him comfortable in his 'old' age! BTW did you know your latest quilt was featured on the Aurifil Facebook page? Go girl!!!!

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  4. Wonderful pattern! If only your Pandy could talk!

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  5. Not sure which is cuter - the block or your story about your bear!

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  6. The quilted panda looks like he is sniffing your panda bear. Your panda on the other hand looks a bit fierce. How gorgeous to have both of them together like that

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  7. Thank you for doing a great job as a pattern tester! I love your pandas.

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