Saturday, May 8, 2010

Teddy Bears Around The Garden Quilt

I actually bought the material, planned the quilt and cut all the squares several years ago when I first started quilting.  I had to put the project aside for a while to work on other things and kind of forgot about it.  Anyway, while searching for something in our storage room in the basement I ran across the squares and decided it was about time I finished this.
Of course if I had known about strip-piecing back then I would have waited to cut the squares and been able to finish the quilt much faster. Oh well, lesson learned. :o)  The main fabric features a variety of teddy bears sitting in a flower garden, and the coordinating fabrics have dragonflies, bees, and butterflies on one, a green basketweave, and purple and gold tone-on-tones.  It is set in a traditional Trip Around The World setting with one of the teddy bears right in the center of the quilt.  The backing and binding are made of a coordinating gold floral print.  It is hand-tied with crochet cotton using surgeon’s knots for stability.
This quilt is currently for sale in my shop on and would make the perfect gift for children of all ages.  It measures approximately 48 inches square, which is a great size for snuggling, as a play mat, in the crib, or as a wallhanging to decorate the nursery.