A bear and a quilt
Our guild announced the 2012 quilt challenge last night and I'm excited about the idea. I thought others here might like to try it; this might be a common guild project but it was new to me.
We were asked to make (or purchase) a teddy bear and then make a small quilt to go with it. The bear can be any size up to about 22 or 24". The quilt size just has to be appropriate for the bear's size. The only requirement for the quilt is that it has a heart in it somewhere. We are going to display all the bears and their quilts at the show next January. After the show we are to either give them to someone we know or turn them over to an organization here to distribute them.
I can't remember if they said we can only submit one - maybe Donna or Gwen can fill in the details - but I have already thought of 3 or 4 people I would like to make these for. Not everyone needs or wants a lap quilt but just about everyone can use the comfort of a teddy bear, right? And a tiny matching quilt just makes it that much better.
I found a cute and easy simplicity pattern for a bear so I'm ready to give it a try.