Yearbook Photos Mini Quilt

This week I made a mini quilt featuring the “Hello, Bear” fabric line from designer Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery. This fabric has lots of cute woodland animals and a gentle color palette. I thought it would be fun to feature the different prints as ‘photos’ and brought them together in this mini as if it were a page out of the class yearbook.

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I used the Polaroid-style borders, which is not my original concept, of course — I’ve seen it around the internet for quite some time. The borders are nice for isolating certain designs. And Polaroid-style pics have been making a resurgence — I’ve been seeing them at weddings lately. Nothing more fun than scrawling on an instant photo with a gold sharpie, making memories for the bride and groom.

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And so, at first, I was thinking of kind of doodling all over the ‘photos’, like friends do in yearbooks — I’m talking mustachioed raccoons, crowned bucks, XOXO everywhere. But I do get carried away. I know. So I just put in a few of those things. But I will tell you what I’m secretly thinking when I look at these pics.

Friends encourage this baby deer to stay sweet (stay sweet! never change!).

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Here we have the Class Clown and the BFF (XOXO!).

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Here’s the one voted Best Dressed (very fancy with beaded necklaces).

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And a candid from the lunchroom — Food Fight.

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Of course this is the Homecoming King.

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Except I haven’t actually attached the crown yet. It might also look good on this guy:

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Sometimes the Class Clown is the Homecoming King. The buck would also look good with a mustache. Less stereotypical, king-of-the-forest and all that.

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And the arrows represent the class motto: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams” (Thoreau, yeah. Woodland critters like to read and stuff).

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So there you have it. Yearbooks Photos! This fabric is really cute, and so soft. It’s fun to work with.

Bonnie Christine is holding a Hello, Bear Challenge on her blog. Deadline today. I believe I will link to it. Although I kind of regret taking these photos in the rain with my iPhone. There are some very, very wonderful creations already posted on Instagram #hellobearchallenge Go take a look!

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