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,


  1. I've checked several of your posts and your quilting is awesome! Since I also do my own quilting, I really like to see how others do their quilting for ideas. I get tired of doing the same thing and like to learn more designs. The scrappy quilt is really cute. I have seen it around a lot and have thought about making it - maybe some day. I do have tons of 2 1/2" squares just sitting in a drawer or two.

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

  3. 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?

    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.

  4. Those little squares are coming together nicely!

  5. Hi Lynn, what a lovely baby quilt. I agree with you that the fun is in the quilting! If you're interested, please link up your post to the Free Motion Mavericks linking party. We'd love to have you join the fun :-) Here's the general link:

  6. Those bears are too cute!