Our Last – Bear Baby Quilts
I finished Robbie’s quilt before he was born.
Charlie’s quilt was started before he was born and finished by his 2nd birthday. I used the same yellow, blue and pink fabric as Robbie’s quilt. The bears are a collection of browns from my stash, my mom’s, my grandma’s and my mother-in-law’s fabric stashes. The lace was added because when I nursed Charlie to sleep in my bed he always found the lace on the quilt my mom made me and held it in his has even after he was sleeping.
Henry’s quilt is my least favorite out of the four. I was in a rut when it was time to plan his quilt. I wanted to keep the pattern going by using the same fabrics as I did with Robbie and Charlie’s quilts. I wasn’t able to find one of the prints. So I took the reds and blues that I have collected over the years for Jack’s denim quilt that I made and did a “crazy cut” design for the border.
Nola Mae’s quilt was started after she was born. I found this idea before she was born. If she was a boy these bears would have had shorts and a shirt on.
All four quilts are machine appliquéd and hand quilted by me. All four quilts also have a heart on them, Robbie’s balloon, the quilting in the border on Charlie’s, Henry’s bears’ have a heart, and the quilting on Nola Mae’s. They were all fun to make.