I'm sure most of you have seen at least one version of Juliet of Tartan Kiwi's 30-inch "Big Bear" pattern. (I know I was blown away when I saw Adrianne's polar bear, Michelle's umbrella prints friend, and Juliet's eclectic grizzly pop up in my IG feed over the past few weeks.)
|Though the eyes look like two different blues head on, they're cut from one and the same oakshott swatch. Whoops!|
So much so, that I jumped at the opportunity to pick up the pattern as soon as it was released. Straight away I printed it on ledger-sized paper (mine finishes at 40"), but I was pretty ambivalent when it came to fabric choice. Until, of course, the Oakshott summer clearance rolled out, soon after which this stack of fabric showed up on my doorstep.
|Okay, technically not *my doorstep* because FedEx takes that signature-required policy quite seriously. |
The failed delivery attempt slip, on the other hand, was on our front door. ;o)
Within no time, their calling became clear: one big (big) lyon bear for our toddler's bed. To be honest, I initially thought that my big-paper strategy would yield a 60" bear (evidently my printing math is not quite up to par), so I'm going to add some neutral borders on the sides to match the background before elongating the design with some aztec-inspired rows on each end as originally planned.
By the time all is said and done, someone's going to have a very fun, still-pretty-big new furry friend for her big girl bedroom. ...Which will hopefully make up for the fact that we will not—in spite of multiple requests—be painting said room pink. ;o)