Thursday, January 27, 2011

Little Menagerie "Bumble Bubs" Quilt Top

Since the day I went to my first Quilt & Craft Fair a couple of years ago and picked up my first softie pattern from Melly & Me I have been a real fan. So when Melly brought out her book Kaleidoscope in 2009 I was really excited. I have some books on my bookshelf that are beautiful and inspiring but I have never sewn anything from, but this book was different for me.

I have made Bubbles the Unicorn, the Fairytale Toadstool Bag and a couple of Drake the Dragons and I've been waiting for the right fabric to make this cutie, Bumble Bubs .....

Melly has a new range of fabric out called Little Menagerie and if you know of or have made any of her softies you will recognise Phoebe, Magoo and friends. I knew when I got my hands on some that this is what I wanted to make my Bumble Bubs out of .....


And here's a close-up of one of the bees. The poor thing looks like it has chicken pox .....

It was so simple and fun to make!
Now for the quilting. I really want to free motion quilt it, but I need a little (okay a lot) more practice before I do. My husband's friends' baby is due within the next 2 weeks, so I better get a move on!


  1. Your quilt looks gorgeous in these fabrics! Good luck with the quilting. I get a little stressed out doing the free motion quilting, but I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job :)

  2. Lol! He really does look like he has chicken pox! Your quilt is fab!

  3. Your quilt looks great!! Cute new range... i keep browsing this book but never actually bought one.. i might have to now with your recommendation! Thats so funny about chicken pox... it does!! SOOO cute though xx Have fun sewing... hug Kate from me xx