Anyone else singing that song from the Jungle Book after reading the title of this post? I sang it a lot while making this quilt. I can't even remember how long I've had this fabric, but I made my first quilt in 2008 and I'm pretty sure I had this fabric before then.
I may be mistaken, but either way, I had stashed it away, knowing it would eventually find it's way into a quilt. I had a lot of it, probably 3 yards or so and a few years ago I made this quilt and gave it to a sweet couple who are friends with our girl and who we've known since the kids were in 4-H.
I knew I wanted to make another quilt and I settled on an Irish Chain pattern. I used gingham prints from a western line:
Once I handed it off to Jackie, she quilted these darling teddy bears across it:
And I just had to use the same print for the backing, finishing it off with the red gingham for binding:
Teddy Bears from my childhood were unearthed from storage for a photoshoot:
According to my calculations, this is the 100th quilt I've made. Right now I think it's absolutely my favorite timeless little quilt and at 48 x 64, I think it'll be perfect for a future grandchild...if the good Lord ever sees fit to bless us with any. LOL