Friday, January 26, 2018

The Elusive Eeyore

It was several months ago when a good friend sent a message that said "I'm going to be a great-grandma!  And I need some Eeyore fabric... where do I look?"

After the congratulatory excitement, the hunt began.  It took two of us nearly 3 months to finally locate the fabric she wanted. Who would have thought that it would  be so difficult to find a panel with Eeyore on it to be used as the center of a baby quilt???  Never in the world would I have imagined it!!!

<< None the less, after a few attempts at ordering from overseas - with no luck - 

we located what we thought was the perfect buy.  It was the scene we wanted... >>

but in the end they were only 7 inch blocks, not a large 18 by 20 panels.  Disappointment all around.  But lesson learned, read the product description!

When we finally located an actual panel the planning began.  My friend currently lives in Maryland and I am in Colorado, but we had the opportunity for a short visit and designing session when she and her husband passed through the area while visiting family.

The pink bow was not on Eeyore's tail in the large panel, but it was in the small blocks that we had on hand.  Bow tie blocks were envisioned.  Somehow I needed to incorporate both of these into the quilt, as well a Winnie the pooh panel...  

Here we go...

It was time for a border... the plan was to use the Pooh & Friends fabric for the border and backing.  Seemed reasonable, but when I put it on the wall my eyes went bonkers!!!  

It was all too busy and my eyes had no place to land and rest.  

I needed a solid border to calm it down...

**deep breath**  All better.

Now it is time for a label...  I had an extra pink bow left over from the test bows for the quilt top, and I thought "what better use for this bow?"  

Eeyore is just waiting for the arrival of a sweet little baby girl that will soon be wrapped in love from Mimi!

What sort of fabric have you been on the hunt for?  
What have you done in similar situations?

I would love to hear your creative solutions... let me know in the comments. :)

Happy Quilting!

See what other quilters are talking about over at QuilterBlogs


  1. How cute! It all worked out in the end - and congrats to the great-grandma!

  2. I'm with you! Who would have though Eeyore would be so hard to find? Hmm! it turned out great and I enjoyed reading about the journey!

  3. Such a sweet quilt! So funny how that can be so difficult to find something you want when you are looking for it. These things have a life of their own - glad you were able to find Eeyore.

  4. Great story behind the creation of this adorable quilt! I love labels that get themselves made during the construction of the top! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

  5. I needed Winnie the Pooh, several years ago. Luckily, I found a panel and some fabric on the internet. I have forgotten the website. It was close though. My hubby always says, you always want what they don't have. He could be right! "giggle"

  6. What a SWEET quilt!! Having children who lived and breathed Pooh Bear for quite some time, this made me smile.

  7. Melva thank you for sharing our story!!
    Bless you my friend.