Friday, 19 October 2018

Bjorn Bear [A Group Finish]

Back in April this year, a sewing friend had a baby boy. Four of us decided that this called for a quilt! We settled on the Bjorn Bear pattern, and started by selecting a backing fabric and working with the colours from there - duck egg blue, orange and grey (to match his nursery).

We split the piecing of the bears between us, Jules sashed it, I quilted it (just a cross hatch), Rose bound it, and Dona created the label!

It so happened that the backing fabric we picked also comes in peach, so we bough a half meter of this colour-way and made his big sister a matching cushion! This is such a good pattern and I love the bear's glasses! I'm making a rainbow version for a different baby and I have to say, even as a rainbow lover, this quilt definitely looks better in a limited colour palette... I need to do something about the other quilt, but I haven't decided what yet... so no photo!


Emily said...

This is super cute! I will be making a baby quilt soon for a coworker expecting her first child and Bjorn is now on the short list of possible patterns. Good to know that you think it looks better with a limited color palette.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's gorgeous! Hooray for group finishes! *waves pompoms*