Help! My sewing room is a disaster! Earlier this year I bought a tall dresser at an estate sale. I slid it into the closet in my sewing room. I thought some big drawers would help me organize my fabric. When I brought it home I quickly filled up the drawers and started piling fabric on top. Ugh. The closet shelves re-grew stuff and it feels like I’m back where I started. After a holiday season of distractions and gift-giving projects, I’m a mess.I think I’m going to have spend the upcoming snowstorm downtime making some order out of chaos. Anyone want to help? I have wine and/or a little vodka and some killer Muddy Mary Mix in exchange for free labor….(yes, Cindy, I did just write that — haha)!
Would now be a good time to talk about a baby quilt? I thought so too!
About a year ago I purchased a box of old quilting books. One of my favorites is a an Eleanor Burns gem called Christmas at the Bear’s Paw Ranch (2004). I love all the cozy designs and the sweet teddy bear patterns. The book inspired me to create my own teddy bear quilt. So I hauled out the graph paper and started to work. Here’s what I came up with.I dove into my stash of 2.5″ squares and gave my Burns-inspired bear a modern edge. It was so much fun creating those sweet baby bear paw blocks.
I finally finished the quilt top.
I kind of miss little teddy because she’s been on my design wall for most of the summer. As a last touch, I stitched on a flannel heart using a blanket stitch. I have another cuddly piece of pink flannel that I’m going to use for the backing.Here’s a link to the Roly Poly Teddy Bear Pattern FINAL.
13 thoughts on “Roly Poly Teddy Bear Baby Quilt”
Hi Sandy, it’s a pleasure to make your acquaintence. Love your quilting blog and the quilts are beautiful. Some of my most treasured items are my handmade quilts. Thank you for following my blog and welcome to the fence jumpers. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles
Sheila: Cow pastures are some of my favorite places– I can’t wait to read more about yours!
Thanks, mine too. I spent many days as an adolescent in the cow pasture behind our house. Total peace. Thanks for reading and commenting.
This quilt is soo adorable…beautiful work!
Thanks! I love the cuddly, warm flannel on the back. Perfect for a day like today in upstate NY!
well done on creating your own pattern, looks great. The quilting looks amazing, thats the bit I will never achieve.
Elaine: Right? I wish that I could be brave and start experimenting with the quilting, but somehow, it drops down on the list of fun things to do! Thanks for stopping by!
I have almost finished my teddy bear quilt (just have to make a quick trip to get more pink thread to finish the binding). I had a little bit of frustration with a couple of minor errors in your pattern but I figured it out and it looks good! I don’t have a machine that does the so cute and amazing quilting on your finished quilt so I just did stitch in the ditch – fairly quick and easy. This quilt is for my new granddaughter that I will be seeing next weekend. And I also used flannel for the backing – I had some flannel in my stash with teddy bears all over it. Thanks for the cute pattern!!!!
Bonnie: I’m so happy that you like RPT. Send a pic of your new granddaughter with the quilt — we’d love to see her!
Absolutely love your quilt! And thanks for sharing it for free! I’m almost done with mine (a blue version of your quilt).
I have 1 question. What color thread did you use for the quilting? It looks like you used al all over pink, but I’m not 100%.
Kellen — I can’t wait to see your version! My long-arm quilter used a cream colored thread.
Kellen — I thought I answered this, but looks like I did not. It was a light pink thread.