Monday, February 9, 2009

1st post - take 2

Ok - so I have written this post once - but apparently forgot to save it. Being new at this blog thing will take some time. Giving it my best shot - so bear with me (which by the way is the name of my first quilt completed this year - only my second bed quilt ever finished.) It was started for my husband atleast 8 years ago. Every Christmas and birthday - when I asked what he wanted - he'd always respond - have you finished my quilt yet? Well - it was finally finished over the holiday break! Since it has bears all over it - I decided the perfect name was Bear with me!
Bear with me quilt
This bear quilt was a Debbie Mumm pattern from eons ago. I'll have to find the title of the book if anyone is interested. It is made entirely of flannel - except for the bears. I quilted mainly in the ditch - with x's across the big blocks. I also free motioned around the bears.

20 comments:

  1. this is really cute.
    and looks SUPER cozy.

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  2. I really like it, and I see why your husband does too.

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  3. I love the little bears, so cute.

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  4. what a fun quilt!! i love the bears!!

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  5. Gorgeous !! I bet it's lovely and soft as well as being very cute.

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  6. Great quilt! And I love the appropriate name!

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  7. a great quilt -- and taking the time to finish it and enjoy the process was so worthy it! Glad its still on your bed being enjoyed.

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  8. I love the bears and the plaid!

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  9. I (with your husband) am so glad that you got this ufo off your plate! It's so cozy and warm looking, the plaids are perfect for a manly quilt! Welcome to blogland and thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I hope your husband loves it. It must be so cozy and warm.

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  11. It was definitely worth waiting for!

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  12. OH. My. Goodness. I am a black bear collector and I have fallen in LOVE with this quilt. I love it!! I gasp out loud when I clicked on your page and saw this wonderful quilt.

    If you have the pattern, or can send me the info on this I would be so grateful. I am going to learn to quilt and THIS is a must have!! I LOVE it!!!! The name is so fitting too. Cute story.

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  13. Ok - so now I'm going to have to go find the name of the book that this came out of. If you can't find the book we'll have to talk. You would love the book - as it has more than this pattern in respect to black bears!

    Thanks for all the great comments!!! Before joining the quilt festival i was in my own little space here - all by myself!

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  14. Ok - did a little research - it was out of Debbie Mumm's Woodland Christmas which is apparently out of print. When looking for it - I found alot of quilt guilds have it in their libraries - so might be worth checking out your local quilt guild for. I found one site that was selling a copy for $32.95 (egads!)

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  15. First of all, welcome to the blogging community! I still occasionally lose posts before actually getting them, you know, posted. LOL

    And well done on your "Bear With Me" quilt! Gorgeous! I'm sure your hubby is thankful you finished it :-) It looks comfy too.

    I've been saving my hubby's old flannel shirts for a few years so I'll have a nice variety when I'm ready to use them. I have a couple ideas and not sure which direction I'll actually go...

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  16. I love the plaids and bears.

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  17. Very Nice! I love a good flannel quilt! So soft! Bear with me is the perfect name for this one! Love it!

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