In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the ...
In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the cover quilt, Quilter's Newsletter January 1999.
Although I have been playing with fabrics and threads since childhood, I didn't make my first quilt until 1969, but by 1982 quilting became my passion. I have had several years of in-depth study of quilt history, design and techniques with some very traditional and non-traditional quilt teachers.
Since then one of my quilts won an Honorable Mention at the American Quilt Society in Paducah, KY and have had eight quilts juried into American Quilter's Society Show in Paducah, KY and four into the International Quilt Assn in Houston, TX.
I also have numerous patterns and books published, as well as teaching quilt classes on line at Quilt University. The book "A Thread Runs Through It," is based on my one woman play, which has been wonderful to present to guilds.
My website keeps me busy too. For over ten years I have been presenting an Applique Block of the Month at http://bdieges.com.
This sweet cuddly quilt is perfect for a baby. Use soft or bright colors. Use a preprinted children's panel for the back, to make this a double quilt, two for the work of one. Very easy piecing, everything except the ears and eyes are made from squares and rectangles. A fun Sewfasst(r) four patch technique is used for the border. Vary the colors and use different novelty prints for the alternating squares. An enlarged design is included to make a 75"x85" quilt, by sewing four of these bears together.
Copyright bdieges designs(c)2012. All rights reserved. Using this pattern, you are welcome to make items for personal use, for gifts and for charity, BUT please do not copy or reproduce this pattern in any form or by any means. To make items from this pattern for sale, please request permission in writing.