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Monday, February 14, 2022

Teddy's Quilt

 Last year a dear friend of my daughter's was expecting their first child.
My daughter asked if I would make a baby quilt for them
and you know I said "Of course!". 
She told me the nursery theme would be the National Parks
and they were having a boy who would be named Theodore and called
Elizabeth Hartman's teddy bear pattern came immediately to mind.
I searched for something to tie in the National Parks theme
and found this panel of one of their favorite parks, since they 
lived in Virginia.

The quilt was well underway when this friend went into labor.
Sadly, Teddy was stillborn.
I put the quilt aside, not being able to finish it at that point.

Recently my daughter had a conversation with her friend
about Teddy and told her I had started a quilt for him.
My daughter asked if she would like it and her friend said
she would at some point.
It would be a nice way to honor and remember Teddy.

The quilt top was finished, but the backing needed to be pieced.

I pulled fabric to enlarge the panel for the backing
and got it ready to quilt last week.

I love the simple grid quilting with this quilt.
The teddy bears didn't need much... they already shine.

My little red headed love bug was helping with the photos
while we were at my daughter's house.

"Teddy" is ready to gift to Teddy's mama
whenever she is ready.
The happy news is they are expecting again,
so another baby quilt will be made soon.
Today I'm linking to Design Wall Monday.
Happy Quilting!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a sweet and precious tribute; this is such a beautiful yet bittersweet reminder of how fragile life can be. I know that Teddy's mother will treasure this quilt always. Bless you.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is sad but nice that they are expecting again - maybe the Teddy quilt could be used as a wallhanging in the baby's room - a gift of remembrance?

Churn Dash said...

I cried reading about the quilt. The quilt is beautiful and so thoughtful. Best wishes to the family.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Such an adorable quilt!!! I'm sorry for their loss. 😢 I'm sure your Teddy quilt will be a comfort to the family. I'm glad to hear another little one is on the way.

Vicki in MN said...

So sad that she lost the baby, wishing them well this time. I remember when you were making the teddy quilt, it's so cute. Wonder what their theme will be this time.

Sara said...

The quilt is so sweet - and hopefully will bring them peace at some point.

Judy S. said...

What a sweet quilt! You did a fantastic job. So sad that she lost the baby though.

straythreads said...

So sad I hope the quilt eventually brings her comfort. Its adorable

Kim said...

Those teddy bears are just so darn cute; as is your sweet little red headed little love bug. I hope your lovely quilt will help to bring comfort to your daughter's friend when she is ready.

Julierose said...

Oh Teddy is such a beautiful quilt--you did a super piece of work on it!! I am happy to know that your friend will want this as a memory of her loss. I hope it will be a comfort for her when she is ready...Life can be so difficult sometimes. Hugs for being such a wonderful friend to her Julierose

Libby in TN said...

What a touching memento.

Paula said...

This is a wonderful gift for the parents. My husband and I did the same for some friends, and when their second child came, we gave them a quilt made just for the new baby. They loved them both.

Vicki W said...

I think that they will love this quilt! Elizabeth Hartman patterns are so wonderful.

Barb N said...

Life is just so hard sometimes, but your quilt may make a little light shine their way! You've done a beautiful job with the piecing, selecting the backing, and the quilting. It will be loved!