Friday, July 2, 2010

Just for kicks ball!

Whipped up this baby ball today for a work colleague who is leaving today to have her first baby. Now I've got to be honest and say that it actually took me most of the day! Started  at 10am and finished at 4pm with no breaks not even for lunch although that includes going through my stash and choosing just the right combination of fabrics to hand sewing the final seam. As you can see I chose mostly brightly coloured fabrics with 3 black and white prints.

The pattern is from Anna Maria Horner's book "Seams to me" and was pretty easy really, just a couple of corners needed re-doing. It's made up of  30 hexagons and 12 pentagons and is about the size of a real soccer ball although maybe a bit soft for a world cup game! 
And because it' Friday I'm linking up with Amylouwho for Sew'n'tell friday this week. Just click on the link to check out everyone else's finishes for this week!

14 comments:

bearpaw said...

I've alwasy wanted to make one of these - so cool! I may have a couple of hexagons hanging around from my grandmother's flower garden quilt I finished last year. Are yours all paper pieced?

Michele said...

such a cool baby gift! love the colourfulness!

Rafael's Mum said...

Love that ball! I am now so putting it on my list to make! I've got the book so no excuse! Like your colour choices.

Ariane said...

I love the ball. What a great gift!!! I also love your frame with the butterfly's in the last post. It's beautiful!!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

My daughter has a similar ball my friend made for her when she was teeny. And she and I both LOVE it! What a great gift!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Sew fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

beth said...

WOW! You were brave to attempt that one and YOU SUCCEEDED!! Yeah! What a great gift!

Carla said...

This is going to see a lot of action by the new baby. I love all the bright colors you used.

Rita E said...

Wow, I really like it! Can't believe you finished it up so quickly. What a fun gift! Thanks for sharing!

QuilterMary said...

LOVE the fabrics you chose. What a nice gift!

Karen said...

That's a great gift! All those pieces. I would have loved picking the fabrics.

Dayna said...

I love this! How fantastic!

Rene' said...

This is so cool!!! I haven't seen this pattern. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Kristen said...

Awesome ball! Great gift. I need to check out her book.

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