10/25/13

Blogger's Quilt Festival: A Day in the Life of Mr. Bear

AmysCreativeSide

Thank's to Amy's Creative Side for hosting this event. I just love an opportunity to show off my favorite quilts! Today I'm going to show you one of my favorite quilts of all time, "A Day in the Life of Mr. Bear". This is an embroidered quilt by designer Tricia Cribbs. I first saw the pattern at a quilt show and it was love at first sight.


I drew out the first stitchery and started on August 16, 2011. This is the largest of the nine stitcheries located in the middle of the quilt.


Little by little over a period of nine months, Mr. Bear's quilt was born. Here are the rest of the individual blocks:










I finished the piecing on May 20, 2012.

Now I suppose you're wondering about that gorgeous quilting. The quilting was done by Marcia at Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting.  I had admired Marcia's beautiful quilting many times on her blog, and after winning a discount in a giveaway I shipped Mr. Bear off to Wisconsion for her to work her quilting magic. She did a fabulous job, and I couldn't have been happier with the results. Here are a few detailed shots of Marcia's beautiful work.



And here's how Mr. Bear's quilt looks from the back.


I hope you like my quilt. Now, head on back there to the show and give my fellow participants some quilty love! Thanks for stopping by today!




25 comments from clever and witty friends:

Jeanie said...

This is so cute! I can see why you fell in love with the stitchery...it's fabulous. Beautiful job from the stitching to the piecing to the quilting!

Dana Gaffney said...

That's beautiful, your embroidery quilts always amaze me, there are always so many details in the stitching.

gpc said...

Sweet. :)

Quilting Babcia said...

This is just the sweetest embroidery quilt ever! It's absolutely fabulous, and the quilting accents your stitchery beautifully. Love it!

Charlotte said...

what a labour of love this must have been - it's so pretty!

Celtic Thistle said...

Adorable quilt Barbara, I love the bear in the pram block!

legato1958 said...

I fell in love with your beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing it with us!!

Susie

Dar said...

Your lovely quilt is so cute. The quilting is an added bonus to your beautiful stitching of the blocks. Thanks for sharing with us.

Tami C said...

Oh what a lovely job you have done with this stitchery! It's truly understandable why you fell in love with them! Marcia did a great job of quilting to enhance your stitching! This is the most adorable baby quilt I have ever seen!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful quilt Barb

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I so love your stitching.

Mary said...

Love the stitching mixed with Quilt blocks. Very Cute!

Brown Family said...

I love Mr. Bear! You did a great job on the hand work and the setting!

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful redwork!

Kate said...

The colors in this quilt are so rich. I love the redwork. It turned out beautifully.

Michele said...

So, so pretty.

evaj said...

So sweet!!Hugs Bambi

Rachel said...

The embroidery is lovely

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

2 years to embroider! What a labor of love for sure and it shows! I just love this quilt.

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

I love your quilt! You have inspired me to try some hand embroidery again. I am planning to travel next year and I think it will be a perfect take along project!
Thanks for the links back and the wonderful compliments!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Wow that is one pretty quilt!! Lots of love in the stitching too!!

Lynne said...

Pretty embroideries -- such an inspiring quilt.

Heidi said...

This must have been just before I began following your blog - what a treasure Barbara!
I am looking through some of your finishes before I quilt the background areas of my embroidered blocks, deciding whether I should closely outline my stitching or just doodle in some background.

Valerie Reynolds said...

This post is exactly why I love Tuesday Archives....as I've never seen this post....and I love those girls as much as you do! Marcia's quilting added the perfect accents. Soooo where is this quilt now, three years later??

Marcy said...

Truly an amazing quilt. Such lovely stitching and so perfect. Just the cutest embroidery designs.