As some of you may know I usually make a cq bear for the the Chinese auction for the retreat.
Usually the are quite blinged out. Not this year!! I kept myself under control. There is not one single bead anywhere on this bear. All the seams were done in a variegated threads ( some of which I dyed myself) with a coordinating solid. All the fabrics were black, with a few black/colored prints thrown in for good measure
For me this is quite a departure. I love my beads and bling
I really liked how it turned out. The black background makes the colors POP
This bear got to go home with Helen Thorkleson
Next time I hope to show my progress and the saga of the great color disappearing pink quilt
PS a BIG thank you to Connie for all the pictures! She is a much better photographer than I am