Monday, March 8, 2010

A quilt every few days or so #3

I made this quilt about 12 years ago. My friend Lois drew the teddy bears, one for each month of the year. I did the stitching and made the quilt, also hand quilted it. It would fit a child's bed and my friends asked why I was making a kid's quilt when I didn't have kids at home, or any grandkids at that time.

I told them that the first grandchild gets the quilt - and I gave this one to Ben when he was first born. Maybe I'll make another one sometime - for the grandchildren that we hope will be coming to WV before too long.
We made a pattern for the quilt - which we have been selling for a couple years now.

For fun one day I was playing with photo shop and came up with some fun colors that would be very cute in this type of quilt . . .





Do you have a favorite redwork quilt - or redwork project? Or green, or purple, or blue?

14 comments:

Pat said...

I seem to favor dark green or blue when I'm doing this kind of work. I love your teddy bear quilt!!!

Crispy said...

What a great quilt, I bet Ben loved it, or maybe still does but he is such a "big" boy now LOL.

Crispy

Marilyn said...

I am so partial to the Deep red but they are so easy to do it in any color sceme you want!!
Hey...I don't have any young children or grandchildren at all & if I find a baby afghan pattern I like I will make it & let "My Boyz" cuddle in it!!
Enjoy the Day!
Marilyn
xxoo

Bunny said...

Way to go for making a pattern for all to enjoy. I do love the red it is so amazing.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

I love the green. WOW, so nice!

Wendy said...

You did a great pattern. I love redwork mostly but I've been working on Hocuspocusville in black.

Sunny said...

I don't have any of those yet... but have always loved the simplicity of one color on a white or muslin background! Thanks for sharing!

Sunny said...

PS I just love all your quilts! They remind me of my grandmothers quilts...

Mary said...

I didn't know you had a published Quilt pattern. Where can we buy it?

Julie said...

I love your quilt Jo! I'm partial to the purple version! Years ago I made 3 Laura in Redwork wallhangings as gifts. I didn't make one for myself and I didn't end up with the one I made for Deb. I am currently working on Winter Wonderland by Crabapple Hill.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is an adorable quilt! I love it! And I wouldn't need an excuse of a child to make it. I'd like to have it for me. LOL!

The red and blue are my favorites.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Karen said...

What a cute quilt. And what fun seeing it made up in all the different colors.

Fearless Nester said...

Lucky Ben! And I love it in blue too. Wow, your own pattern Jo, you are famous! I love teddy bear patterns, I started a counted cross stitch with dressed up teddy bears called "Sunday Best" about 9 years ago and still haven't finished it.

Purple Pam said...

I love the purple one! Lucky Ben! You do beautiful embroidery.