Free Pattern: BASIC BEAR
It’s been a hilarious, hectic month or so for us: three weeks in Quebec to welcome our new grandson Ethan; home to prepare for a visit from our newly expanded family. In all the frantic energy of four young kids plus visitors eager to cuddle the littlest one and wrestle with the older girls, living intentionally has meant life in the moment! As always when family comes together, there are wonderful snapshots for my aging memory bank: my son James comparing noses with his niece; Grandpa Frank on the bottom of a “dogpile” of kids; Hannah and I cuddled up in the big chair practising knitting [more on that in another post.]
The quilt room became a refuge for the cats since it’s out-of-bounds for children: no time for sewing! Now the family’s gone, and quiet has returned, I’ve drawn up the basics of the teddy bear block for those of you who “do EQ” or who can figure out the math for yourselves. I’m leaving you to calculate your own measurements: my block finished at 8″x9″, scaled down from the inspiration block at Quilter’s Cache.
As you can see, my construction layout is very different from the inspiration block, too: I chose to do “sew and flip” corners for most of the triangles, eliminating some seams entirely. Assemble units in numerical order: press in the direction of the arrows.
I hope that helps those of you who are interested in your own Teddy quilt.
Type to you soon. God bless!
Looking for more detailed instructions? Drop us a line or add a comment below. If there is enough interest, I’ll offer the complete pattern for the Teddy Grahams quilt for sale as a PDF. You can see the completed quilt HERE
Please note that I will NOT be answering queries about patch sizes and yardage requirements at this time: that information will be included in the pattern PDF.