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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Four Bears

I enjoy using scraps, making smallish quilts and particularly making quilts for new babies. So my latest finish ticks all my boxes. I have made one of these before and since its made from 2 and half inch strips, it goes together quite quickly. The fun comes in the quilting.


I managed to get a photo just as the sunlight was beginning to fade so there is a little shadowing but it also shows up the quilting quite well - just a fun loopy feather type shape that adds texture but leaves the quilt feeling nice and cuddly soft.

The gender of the baby was not known when I made the quilt, I thought it was quite nice that the first time parents wanted a surprise, so didn't find out what they were having (since knowing seems to be the norm). I found out last night that they've had a little girl, so these reddish/pink bears will be just fine - not that it would have mattered for a boy either since the bears are mostly brownish and really do we care about colours for babies?

The quilt finishes around 46" square and I had a lovely buttermilk yellow for the backing which was the right size - another win. So here it is:

Kind of looks more beige here, but trust me it's a lovely creamy yellow. I had enough of the brown from the top right bear for the binding, so this was all from my stash. 
All I need to do now is add the label and it will be on its way to the family by the end of the week. 

Now, back to all these 2 and half inch squares:

Keeps me busy and out of trouble!
Until next time,
Lynn

5 comments:

  1. Cute little bears all nestled on a quilt. Perfect for a baby! Those 2-1/2 squares are playing together nicely too!

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  2. Oh, this is so cute, Lynn! You're right, the colors work well for any baby. I love the little bow ties, so dapper! Do you remember where you found the pattern?

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    1. Hi Louise, for you and anyone else who may be interested in the book Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott - it's a good one.

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  3. Those little squares are coming together nicely!

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  4. Those bears are too cute!

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