Friday, June 21, 2013

The evolution of a baby quilt

Ok, now that my daughter has seen Patric's quilt, you can too.

Remember this? He was the first teddy bear.

I think this little guy was third.

Do you notice the fabric surrounding the blocks? I planned on adding a one inch border around all the blocks using the colour that each teddy is wearing. I didn't know whether I wanted to use orange...

or yellow. I did know that I wanted the teddy to wear overalls, sunglasses and have a pail and shovel.

So, you see, I chose the yellow. I thought it was a brighter, lighter colour and went much better with all the other colours. These blocks are laid out on different grays because I was trying to choose sashing. I hemmed, and I hawed but in the end, I brought all my grays and all the blocks with their background fabrics with me one evening to show the ladies that I quilt with. They helped me choose the right one.
If you make the photo bigger you will notice that the upper right teddy (the first teddy bear) has had a few additions and so has the little girl bear. This quilt was started before Patric was born and no one knew if he was going to be a boy or a girl. I told my daughter that I could make another teddy and keep the little girl bear for a future quilt. She said no, there are little girl bears so she stayed in.

I'll show you the finished quilt soon. It needs to be bound.


  1. Hello Dolores,

    Oh these bears certainly do have character.
    Happy days.

  2. Very cute! Love how that has evolved.

  3. It is adorable Dolores , the teddies are just too cute !

  4. Your bears are loveable. You composed them perfectly.

  5. What a delightful gathering of teddy bears. They will delight Patric and keep him company for many years.

  6. Hi Dolores,
    Those little bears are so cute, bears always have a certain character. I bet that will be a much cherished quilt.
    Cheers, Anita.


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