I was recently at a yard sale with my husband looking through a basket of material, when I came across a soft Winnie-the-Pooh baby book. It was so cute and in perfect condition. My wheels started turning and I couldn't wait to get home and start on my idea!
1.I got out my seam ripper and started to take the book apart, separating back to back pages at stitching.2.Two of the pages were connected by stitching around the rabbit hole, so I carefully ripped that out to separate the two pages.(2 bottom right pages)
3.Square the blocks in this case to 6-1/2 inches, every book will be different.Sometimes you have to cut off things off you don't want to, but it can't be helped, like Kanga's head.(second block from left on bottom)
4.Add 1-1/2 inch border fabric to all four sides of each story block.
5.The alternate blocks are pinwheel blocks, four small pinwheels put together to make one block.
6.Cut 2-7/8 inch squares of light and darker fabric. On wrong side of light fabric mark a line down middle corner to corner. Stack on top of darker fabric and sew 1/4 inch from center line on each side. Cut on center line and press open.
7. Piece these blocks together to make pinwheels.
8. Alternate story blocks with completed pinwheel blocks.
9.Apply 2-inch border strips to sides then top and bottom.
10.I decided to put extra fun things in this quilt that go along with the story, balloons, honey pot, bee hive, bees, and sun.
11. I made simple drawings on fabric, sewed them, lightly stuffed them and used velcro to attach.
12. The bee-hive was sewn in place and also the bees.
13.I still had to fix those holes, I basted a large circle and attached it to the back of the hole, then machine stitched around the hole.
14.Kanga's head was recreated with fabric, and stitched in place.
15. Assemble the backing fabric, batting and top. and quilt.
17.Attach velcro and add all the cute little stuffies.
18.The little stuffed Pooh bear came with the book and can be moved around to all the different places on the quilt.
|Time for bed Pooh!|
|Putting on Poohs red vest!|
|Pooh stuck in the doorway!|
|Christopher Robin and gang help pull Pooh out of hole!|
|Bee Hive and Bees|
|Honey Pot with all that delicious honey!|
|Attaching Balloon with velcro|
|Kanga's new head|
|Opening empty cupboard at Piglets|
|Winnie-the-Pooh backing fabric|
|Bee with hive label|