For this mini, I appliqued some vintage indigo 'raindrops' onto this adorable Naoya Hata bear fabric. It's for my son Tommy, who loves bears, and indigo. Lots of rainy days in August and September while I worked on it, and lots of Netflix too. My initial idea was just to applique various indigo circles onto a background. While searching my stash for a background, I thought ah ha! ... indigo raindrops for these delightful bears.
The striped borders are from some contemporary tsumugi from my stash. Cornerstones had to be... of course... bear paws!
I cut the single fold binding 1 1/8 inch wide. For some reason I machine stitched it to the back of the quilt, not the front, which meant a less than perfectly smooth finish on the front when I hand tacked it down, but, no matter.
The backing is leftover from the 4-patch Tommy took to college.