Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Teddy Bear Quilt: A Team Effort

The Teddy Bear Quilt, made for my cousin who is due in July, was another team effort. My mom and I chose the fabrics together, and we both did part of the piecing and machine quilting. Once again, I am very pleased with the results of our joint effort.

We built the quilt around the Teddy Bear fabric panel. The other polka dot fabrics were complimentary fabrics created in the same fabric line. However, we added the yellow, green, and blue striped border fabric. The baby feet fabric in the center blocks came from a piece we'd had in our stash forever. It was nice to be able to use it.

Most of the quilting was done by stitching in the ditch. However, my mom cross-hatched the bear panels, and we tried to do something a little fancier in the outer border. I machine quilted the cord, and my mom put the baby feet in the corners. The quilted baby feet turned out particularly well, and honestly are my favorite part of the quilt.

Naturally, when I tried to take a picture of the back of the quilt, my quilt inspector had to give the quilt another going over. Either that, or he wants everyone to know whose boss. Ahem.


  1. That is a gorgeous quilt! I love the colors. I'm sure the quilt inspector could find no fault with it.

  2. That's really cute, Michelle! I love the baby feet. :)

  3. What a great job you and your mom did on that quilt! The baby feet are just too cute, and all the quilting turned out really nice. Looks like Charley gives it four paws!


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