Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Patchwork Teddy Bear
Ted was made for me by my good friend who does lots of crafty things. I blogged about her bags in the autumn. She constantly surprises me with her new ideas.
At one time, old, raggedy quilts were available at jumble sales, etc. If you look closely, she salvaged what she could of the quilt. There are some small tears and very worn parts. If she had not done this, this quilt would have become cleaning rags. My friend made several of these and mine is a treasured possession.
Some years ago, I was invited to a local quilting group. I didn't last long. I am not really very good at delicate hand sewing, but I think the thing that finished me was Ted. I proudly brought him in to show the others. There was a collective gasp of horror at the 'vandalism' of an old quilt, and that was that. I never showed my face there again. Do I mind? No, I am a modern sort of woman. I like machines. I also like the fact that something that was once used can be used again in another way.