Quilting Teddy

Yesterday (see post here) I posted about a new quilt I am doing for the Quilt Alliance .   The theme for the contest is Animals We Love.

This is how it looked last night.


I did a blanket stitch to applique the bandanna.


I finished the embroidery this morning.


the next step is to mark the quilting.   I am doing a 1/2″ grid on the diagonal.   First I marked the edges to make the 16″ square, next I drew diagonal lines corner to corner, and then drew lines measuring 1/2″ from each of the diagonals. I use a #2 mechanical pencil.  I have not had any problems with it washing out.


Next I put the batting down, it is a mottled gray.  Then batting, I am using I leftover poly scrap.  Then I pin on the top


Now to quilt it.   I considered black thread but I didn’t want it to distract from the design so I am using white YLI 40 wt hand quilting thread.   I am using a size 10 sharp Bohin needle. I am starting with the grid but I will also do some quilting on Teddy.

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Happy Quilting

44 thoughts on “Quilting Teddy

  1. sandy king says:

    You always amaze me with the progress you make in just one day. I am a dog lover (have a rottie), and Teddy looks great in person and in thread!

  2. It is amazing how fast you work! I am so glad Teddy has got his bone on the bandana :o)

  3. Carol Adams says:

    You have the wind in your sails! All power to Captain Teddy. It’s going to be a lovely quilt.

  4. Mrs. Plum says:

    The bandana is perfect, Tim! I’m astounded by your progress.

  5. ok4now2000 says:

    I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again… You amaze me! The drawing of Teddy alone is amazing my 5 year old job better than I do 🙂 lol

  6. Sara says:

    That will be a masterpiece!

  7. Machelle says:

    love this Tim!

  8. Sandy says:

    You are so talented. It’s wonderful.

  9. Carla says:

    Max is so jealous! I am going to have to do one of these!!!!!!

  10. katechiconi says:

    So, you can draw too… Is there no end to your talents?

  11. Martha Caterino says:

    What great fun!!

  12. Alex says:

    Awesome work Tim.

  13. Ann thomas says:

    Another one of your masterpieces in the making. Awesome.

  14. Sandra B says:

    I somehow missed yesterday’s post…..so glad I didn’t miss today’s! I love this little Teddy quilt! And, ditto, to what others have said….about the bandana…just the finishing touch!! Cannot wait to see it all finished…this is truly a very special little quilt….in honor of a very special Teddy!

  15. Rose in VT says:

    Wow, fantastic progress in one day! And Teddy’s personality shines through in the embroidery.
    Hope you’re staying warm.

  16. Lorij says:

    Very nice. Maybe you’ll get 1st place.
    Teddy should any way😊

  17. annette jacob says:

    Time, does he recognize himself? 🙂

    • timquilts says:

      He doesn’t….he is funny …he doesn’t look at pictures, or the TV, or computer or see himself in the mirror…he does look at real things, he can stare into your eyes and melt your heart but he is rather indifferent to pictures

  18. Dirinda says:

    It’s wonderful now. Can’t wait to see it finished.

  19. Jan Smith says:

    Teddy is nearly as adorable on fabric as he is a quilt. What fun!

  20. Rosalie Roberts says:

    Tim, this is wonderful. I love it. You are so inspiring. Our wonderful Basset Hound Shotgun died many years ago now, but I still miss her. That would be a fun way to remember her. We have some good photos. I will ponder that. That a fun quilting day.


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