Saturday, January 12, 2013

January - a new bag and a finished Teddy Quilt

Close up of lining/handle pinstripe
(bought at Spotlight).
I put this small tote bag together yesterday and earlier in the week I put the binding onto my Bear Family Album quilt...
Birthday gift for Kath Johnson
- fabric is Moda Full Circle by Kathy Schmitz for Moda
Side A - bag is approx 12"x15" and was made from a magazine pattern:
'Bird Aviary set', in Handmade (Australia), Vol 27, No 8 2010
Side B

Bear Family Album - a queen-sized BOM from a few years back,
finally pieced in 2012 and beautifully quilted by Barbara Joyce Quilting in Otautau.

the teddies were hand appliqued over a period of about a year

Of course, my favourite is the teacher block!

And our beautiful Bess sneaked in for a photo too (don't tell Brian!)


  1. I adore the teddy bear album quilt. Your hand applique is marvellous. The bag is lovely too. Bravo.. very well done.

    1. Thanks Tammy! I am really thrilled with both projects.

  2. Love that bag, Jen - very cute ... as is Bess. What a sweetie :)

    1. Thanks Glinda! Bess was our rescue from the SPCA as a puppy - she is just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! It is nice to finally have the teddies all completed! And I hope my friend gets a nice surprise when she gets the bag!

  4. What a great bag! Super job! And the Bear Quilt - Oh, how adorable! The hand applique is amazing! Really nice work.

    1. I had a lot of fun putting those teddies together - was a good way to still be creative in the tiny house we were living in at the time! Thanks for visiting!