Teddy Bear Quilt

November 11, 2011

Today I'd like to share a little embroidered quilt from the early 80's.  Originally made for a little one yet born, and finished when he was, erm, well about 10 years old.   Now it's waiting for the right special little person, and it will be considered vintage.
 The size is 38"x48", a good size for a crib quilt.
This was hand embroidered, pieced and hand quilted by me circa 1982.
Each little square shows a part of the little bears busy day.  
They start out with breakfast and have countless adventures throughout the day. 
Mother bear must be exhausted!

 The quilt motif is a heart shaped feather wreath.
 I still love to embroider.
I used 3 strands of DMC 6 strand embroidery floss.

 Finger painting!
 I love that they know how to make chocolate chip cookies!
 I found the booklet in my file of quilting patterns. 
It's dated 1981 and still has the iron-on transfer files.
 The back of the booklet shows another colorway.
The bottom left, grandpa is reading a bedtime story.  Next to it is a bubble bath!
Good night dear little bears....sleep tight...don't let the bed bugs bite!

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6 Comments

  1. What a detailed beautiful blanket! My favorite block is the bears rollerskating. Too cute! It will be such a special gift when the time comes.

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  2. I just love this! I have two embroidered crib quilts that my grandmother made for me in the early '60s, and I truly treasure them. This will be such a lovely keepsake.

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  3. Such a sweet blanket. It reminds of the things that my great grandma used to make us.

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  4. So adorable! I love the last one of them asleep in bed, too cute!

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  5. I can't believe you did all that by hand!!!! It is a family heirloom and I think you ought to save it for the grandchildren :)))))

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  6. I made this very same quilt for my daughter in 1983. I have since taken it apart and someday I will put it together again.

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