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Funky Friends Challenge

Let me introduce to you my Funky Friend, Larry Lion. I made him with these beautiful Island Batik foundation fabrics: Tanzanite, Branch-Blue, and Turquoise . I used a Schmetz Microtex Chrome needle and Aurifil 5005 and 2740 50 weight thread.

Branch-Blue, Tanzanite, and Turquoise Solid Batik are the fabrics I choose for Larry Lyon
Tanzanite, Branch-Blue and Turquoise Solid Batik

Funky Friends Factory has a lot of patterns from manatees, llamas, foxes, and moose, just to name a few. I hope you have been following the other IB Ambassadors and seeing their awesome stuffed animals.

The pattern was easy to follow and Funky Friends has a blog with further pictures and instructions, which I found very helpful. There were a lot of pieces for Larry Lion, so I was glad for the clear instructions.

Do I dare show I cut the chin and cheek from the wrong fabric at first and had to do a redo?

As I made Larry, I found that using lots of pins on the curves helped to keep everything smooth. I used safety eyes, which were easy to attach, and little black beads for his whiskers. His toes were made with embroidery thread and he was stuffed with polyester fill.

Larry in the flowers
I love his tail.
In the Jungle

I enjoyed making Larry and would highly recommend Funky Friends if you want to make a stuffed toy.

I would like to thank Funky Friends Factory for supplying me with this pattern. I also want to thank Island Batik, Schmetz, and Aurifil, for supplying the materials I needed to make Larry.

Be sure to check out the fun projects my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors have made:

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Megan Best ~ Bestquilter
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris – sameliasmum.com

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

4 thoughts on “Funky Friends Challenge

  1. What a fun lion, Gail! I really love those colors you chose! So rich and beautiful. One of my twin grandsons would love this! The other has already said he wanted a teddy bear! LOL They keep me busy, but it’s fun!

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