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.