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.