A long time friend has asked me to make her a teddy bear quilt (she loves them and collects them). Design / Layout has been decided on. Yes, I use the white board in my office at work to do sketches of quilts or blocks when something comes to mind.
Final quilt will be queen-sized, most likely about 88" square so that I don't have to pieced the batting I use in it. Layout sketch is shown to the right. The 12 blocks in the center will have 12 different appliqued teddy bears in them. The background of the blocks will be an off-white (Kona PFD). The remaining 24 blocks will feature an 8.5" square of the fabric shown in the pic below bordered with coordinating fabrics.
The blocks will finish at 12" and then will be sashed with 1.5" finished sashing and a 2-3" border all the way around. Have not decided what color border I'll end up putting on at this point.
Thinking about whether I want to take the appliques as I create the patterns and using them for a BOM for next year. What do think of that possibility?
1. It isn't supposed to get down to freezing tonite, so the rain won't become ice and make tomorrow mornings commute treacherous.
2. Family, near and far, all are dear to me.