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My day on the Jaftex 85th Anniversary Blog Hop

Posted on: September 21st, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Jaftex, a family run textile business, is Celebrating a Milestone!  Happy 85th Anniversary, Jaftex!

Jaftex is the parent company for Blank Quilting, Studioe Fabrics, and Henry Glass Fabrics. In celebration of this milestone event, I was invited to participate in this exciting blog hop. This blog hop is packed full of fabulous giveaways from each of the participants, so be sure to check out the JAFTEX page tab under my blog header for the full schedule, and follow along to see what everyone has created!

To help us celebrate, I’ve invited the Teddy Bears….

I received a fat quarter bundle of Fusion Illusion from Blank Quilting for my project. It took me quite a while to figure out what I wanted to make. Those fabrics finally whispered something about wanting to become Teddy Bears. But the whole time I was working on those blocks, all I could think about was Gummy Bears! Those bright, vibrant prints are so yummy!

Just look at the fun texture of the Fusion Illusion. Those rich, swirly prints remind me of the good times spent finger painting back in Kindergarten class. And it gives the illusion of cuddly, fluffy fur on those bears!

Searching through (my stash), I found the perfect background fabric. It is Crystal Palace by Whimsies & Wishes for Studioe Fabrics. This subtle text print was just what those bright bears needed. And the winter words helped keep me cool in the July heat as I pieced and pressed.

For the quilting, I used my organic wavy lines with my walking foot. Always a fun and fast finish, and a pleasure to perform. Those of you who are regulars around here have seen this method used on many of my quilts. But for anyone visiting for the first time today, you may be interested in watching this video showing how I quilt my wavy lines.

The binding is Folio by Henry Glass Fabrics. Another piece found in . I used my most familiar binding method to sew the binding first to the back and then topstitched from the front of the quilt. It was great to be able to include fabrics from all three of the Jaftex companies in this project. Making this finish all that much more special!

Teddy Bears was the 47th use of my 100 labels ordered from Ikaprint.

Teddy Bears finished at approximately 40″ x 40″ using 10″ finished size bear blocks. And this is NOT paper pieced. If you are interested in making your own version of the Teddy Bears quilt, please click here to purchase the pattern.

Sending out a great big THANK YOU! to Linda Lum DeBono for all her hard work in organizing this blog hop and for offering us the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful celebration.

NOW…. On to the GIVEAWAYS!!!

Thank you also to the following companies that provided extra prizes.
Aurifil ThreadsSchmetz Needles, and Janome

1st Prize:
Blog Readers:  20 Fat quarter bundles and a Janome Skyline S5 sewing machine
Your favorite quilt shop:  30 bolts of fabric

2nd Prize:
Blog Readers:  15 Fat quarter bundles and a box of Aurifil thread [48 spools]
Your favorite quilt shop:  15 bolts of fabric

3rd Prize:
Blog Readers:  6 Fat quarter bundles and a special edition tin of goodies from Schmetz Needles
Your favorite quilt shop:  6 bolts of fabric

For your convenience, I have added a JAFTEX page tab at the top of my blog where you will find the complete schedule and can make your way over to visit each of the participants throughout the month of September. Happy Hopping!

How do you enter the giveaway contests?

First up….. Click on the following link to be taken to the grand giveaway!

85th Anniversary Giveaway
Blank Quilting is also generously offering a fat quarter bundle of FUSION ILLUSION for this giveaway. This winner will also receive a copy of the Teddy Bears pdf pattern from me.
Fat Quarter bundle of FUSION ILLUSION from Blank Quilting

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295 Responses

  1. GranChris says:

    This is just too cute. I might make this for my great nephew, he would love it!

  2. What a fantastic use of the Fusion Illusion fabric, Lorna! I love how the swirls do give the bears \”fur\” and texture. 🙂

  3. GO STARS! says:

    I love the teddy bear quilt! It does remind one of gummy bears. I would definitely use the fabric to make a bear quilt.

  4. Anita says:

    Your quilt is super cute, Lorna! The fabric is perfect for the Teddy Bears!

  5. Debbie says:

    Those Teddy bears are really cute. I would probably use these fabrics as backgrounds for other things. Thanks for running the giveaway, Lorna!

  6. Unknown says:

    I'm not quite sure what is make but I'd sure have fun deciding. …they are beautiful! Pbstrand@msn.com

  7. Béa says:

    I would make a modern quilt. thanks.

  8. Unknown says:

    I would make another quilt maybe a star themed quilt, but the Bears are super fun I would eventually use the pattern to make a cute quilt for a crib.

  9. Adorable little bears in some sweet colors! I would use your pattern but I'd have to use a different background since my stash doesn't contain that print. Probably a solid gray. Thanks!

  10. Lace Faerie says:

    Lorna,The link you provided for the bear construction video is going to your post on the houses quilt! Oops! Looking forward to learning the how-to on your beautiful bears!

  11. Lace Faerie says:

    I love the Bears' fur from the swirls, bit I could also see flowers florets, like oversized lilacs or hydrangeas.

  12. ledamewood says:

    I always know I'll use fabric in a quilt, but your bear quilt is so special I would make it.

  13. I would definitely make those adorable teddy bears!

  14. Cut&Alter says:

    Love these teddy bears. I can now see the piecing that goes into these in a different light having started making my DGC blocks! Will have to wait for someone I know to have a baby!!

  15. Pretty bundle! I think I would make a quilt that would look like a stained glass art piece. The bundle reminds me of stained glass pieces in a heritage home.

  16. Baa. xxx says:

    Wow! Great fabric and I would love to make the wonderful teddy bear quilt. Thanks for the opportunity.

  17. Karen says:

    It would be great to win these wonderful fabric – I would sure make this fun teddy bear quilt!

  18. Unknown says:

    The Teddy bears brought to mind the song \”Teddy Bears' Picnic\”. Anyone grandchildren would enjoy the Teddy Bear quilt. Thank you for a chance to win:)

  19. Rosa says:

    Spectacular. I would love to do a modern lap quilt.

  20. KathleenD says:

    Really cute Teddy Bear quilt! I love the texture of the Fusion fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  21. Lee says:

    I for sure would make the teddy bear quilt! I know the perfect person to gift it too also ! So sweet – thank you!

  22. Susan says:

    what a cute quilt!

  23. Debbie says:

    I love your bear quilt and would give it a try if I won. Thanks for the chance. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

  24. I love the fabric you used – it looks perfect for the little bear heads. I also love your quilting method, and have been trying it myself on a few mini quilts…….I'm still practicing :)…..yours is done so beautifully. Thank you for this giveaway chance!

  25. JoyceLM says:

    Cute quilt. I'd make some place mats – my kitchen needs something bright. Thanks.

  26. Trina Gallop says:

    Your teddy bear mini is adorable. I'd love to make that! Or maybe a small baby quilt!

  27. Michele T says:

    Oooooh!! I love these bears and I'd want to make a quilt using your pattern! So darn cute!!! Thanks Lorna!

  28. KaliaContiki says:

    My husband is addicted to gummi Bears – I think a quilt full of them for his hobby room (he makes car models) would be perfect with those fabrics! KaliaContiki@gmail.com

  29. Dana Gaffney says:

    I would absolutely use the bear pattern for the fabric and then maybe a Dog Gone quilt too, the colors and swirls are perfect.

  30. Judyk says:

    If I were lucky enough to win the fat quarter bundle and the pattern I would make the quilt to be used for the next baby shower.

  31. Kathy H says:

    I would love to make those gummy bears, so cute.

  32. Dorian says:

    How very adorable that is!!! I love those bears 🙂 And that bundle of fabric is wonderful too. I don't know what I would make with it yet, but it would find a good home here 😉 LOL

  33. Kristin says:

    Love the fabrics! They remind me of jellybeans!:P

  34. Bonnie58 says:

    Love the quilt. I would love to make one if these bright bold colours. Thanks for sharing

  35. Karen says:

    Yes, I would definitely make teddy bears. Or maybe doggone cute pups! Or I could make another Elephant Parade quilt with colorful elephants. Maybe there's enough fabric to make multiple quilts, even if there are fewer animals on each one…

  36. Beautiful! The fabric is indeed perfect for your bears' fur. What a clever idea to use it for this animal. You are so talented with animals. 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway and have a great day!

  37. Me again… I didn't even answered the question for the giveaway… I think this fabric would be perfect for anything relating to nature. I would surely use it for flowers, leaves, butterflies and birds.

  38. Unknown says:

    Those bears are adorable, but I would have to use the fabric for a jewel box quilt. I've always wanted to make one, and those colours would be perfect!

  39. Sarah says:

    I would use it in a Spinning Star quilt I'm planning right now. I would use the bear pattern too, for making shower gift quilts! I love it! sarah@forrussia.org

  40. dawn says:

    I love the bears and would make that quilt.

  41. Joy says:

    I'm making \”Dog Gone Cute\” right now, but I would definitely make another for a baby gift if I won this fat quarter bundle. Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. Carla S says:

    I would make a rainbow wall quilt or use the bears pattern.

  43. I love your quilts and would love to make a \”Dog Gone Cute\” quilt next.

  44. Christine says:

    Lorna, I just found your blog today and have enjoyed my visit. Always pleased to find a fellow Canadian. Your teddy bears are a great use of that colorful fabric which would be a welcome addition to my stash.ccurrie1952 at gmail dot com

  45. Patty says:

    What a great giveaway. Love the bears pattern. Not sure what quilt design I would make – but how much fun it would be to imagine one!

  46. I love your bear pattern I probably would make this pattern. I am in the process of making your elephant quilt now. I've got it all cut out on my table. Thank you for sharing with us

  47. Sandy says:

    Another adorable quilt!!

  48. Nancy in IN says:

    Pillows with animals and pillowcase.Thank you

  49. Unknown says:

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  50. Unknown says:

    Those teddys really are yummy and I think the puppies would look great in these fabrics too

  51. Miss Jean says:

    The doggies are my fave

  52. Subee says:

    I love your puppies and teddies. I think I know a certain little girl who would love them too…in bright colors😉Ohioholman@aol.com

  53. MaryBeth says:

    My favorite quilt shop is Tomorrow's Treasures in Crofton, MD

  54. MaryBeth says:

    I would definitely make the teddy bear quilt. My guild is holding a \”Cuddly Critters\” challenge for Project Linus quilts and this would be adorable and gender neutral!!

  55. janice says:

    The teddie bears are super cute, but I'd probably make something else since I don't have anyone to gift a teddie bear quilt to.

  56. Rita Lynn says:

    I would make this quilt in a larger size and use it as a baby gift.

  57. What a cute bear pattern. And fabulous prizes too!

  58. Robin says:

    Love your gummy bearsRobin in Washington StateAssweetaspeaches@hotmail.com

  59. Karen says:

    I love your Gummy Bears! If I won the fat quarter bundle, I would make the Gummy Bear Quilt.

  60. What a cute, cute quilt Lorna! I would love to win these neat fabrics for a quilt!

  61. eva says:

    Another cute quilt from your hand! The bundle is really great for making the gummy bears 🙂 Would be cool for something more geometric as well – so many options!(ebercast@gmail.com)

  62. Mtclifford says:

    Another fantastic pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. sam says:

    What a sweet quilt. I love your patterns. so creative.

  64. Chiska says:

    Very cute! I think I would make a gummy bear quilt. They're a favorite candy at our house!

  65. Laura says:

    I probably wouldn't make the bear quilt. It is very cute, but right now I'm planning graduation quilts for teenagers. I'd use the fabric in one of those.

  66. Those bears are absolutely adorable!! and the colors!! I'm currently working on the Dog Gone Cute QAL but bears could be next!!

  67. ~Laurie~ says:

    I think I might like to try the teddy bear quilt as a baby shower gift. It's adorable! Thanks for the chance to win the bundle!

  68. Anonymous says:

    You make the cutest quilts Lorna. I just love them. I would have to make some gummy bears for sure with that pretty fabric line with all the delicious colors. Thank you for a chance at winning.

  69. Lorna the teddy bears are just darling! Since I don't have any young children and my grandson already has plenty of quilts from me, I would use the fabric for something else if I was lucky enough to win. But I would make the teddy bears quilt just in case I was lucky enough to have another grandchild one day! Heck I might even make the teddy bears for me they are so cute!!!

  70. Anonymous says:

    I would use some of the fabric for a teddy bear quilt, and some for a rainbow quilt.senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

  71. Gene Black says:

    I think I would make a quilt using these lovely fabrics –I think I would design my own pattern in EQ-which I do frequently.

  72. VA says:

    If I won, I would make a baby quilt using your adorable teddy bear pattern!

  73. Rina Mason says:

    I would use them with the teddy bear pattern and make a charity quilt. Rina

  74. Dawn says:

    The quilt is adorable. I would probably make a pinwheel quilt because I have no little ones to enjoy the Bears.

  75. Teacosy says:

    You come up with the Most fantastic patterns. This bear would go great together with my bear.Lieben Gruß Sylvia

  76. Mliss says:

    So cute! Love the teddy bears!!

  77. claire ross says:

    I love the teddy bear quilt pattern but I think it is above my level of experience!! Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

  78. Kathy says:

    oh I would make the Teddy Bears – they are too cute

  79. Unknown says:

    The teddy bears are so sweet and the fabric is perfect for them!

  80. cjmont says:

    love your teddy bears and these fabrics are gorgeous.

  81. rrjane011749 says:

    I'd definitely make the Teddy Bear quilt!

  82. Jayne says:

    Its a hard decision…I would have to touch, feel and stare at the bundle before I decided! I'm sure whatever it ended up being…it would be pretty! Love your bears Lorna!

  83. JANET says:

    I need a baby quilt for a December arrival. The teddy bear quilt would be perfect! The scraps would be used for my applique quilts. Love your quilt designs.

  84. Afquilt says:

    I would make the teddy bears for an upcoming baby shower. Thanks for the chance!

  85. Vicki H says:

    I would use the fabrics in a quilt for myself.

  86. Linda says:

    Making a teddy bear quilt sounds like the perfect thing to do with the fabric!!!

  87. Lori says:

    Oh how your quilt is yummy. I would love to make a similar quilt.

  88. Laura says:

    Your bear pattern is another winner. Since I don't have any little ones to make a quilt for at this point, I'd use the fabrics for something else. Perhaps a lap quilt for a friend. Not sure which pattern yet. Love all the closeup photos so you can see the design in these great fabrics.

  89. gab says:

    A teddy bear quilt likes yours for sure!

  90. You're right – the fabric gives the illusion of fur so it would have to be an animal of some sort. The teddy bears are adorable! basaran.family@rogers.com

  91. I love the teddy bears. You continue to surprise and impress me. Such creativity to come up with these wonderful animals. I would definitely make teddy bears if I won.

  92. MoeWest says:

    Those teddy bears are pretty dang cute! I don't need a baby quilt right now so I would use the fabrics for a colour wheel quilt.

  93. i would use the fabric to make a teddy bear quilt or the dog quilt.

  94. PegP says:

    Oh Lorna, you just keep these adorable patterns coming! How cute are these bears! I might use it for the bears or even the puppies.

  95. Lorna, Thank you. Yes of course I'd make the Teddy Bear quilt w/Fusion Illusion. It would feel like I'm Finger painting w/fabric:)bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  96. mumbird3 says:

    i love the Teddy Bears but the Dogs are way tooo awesome!!!

  97. The bears are perfect for the fabric, cute as usual. Why would anyone change a good thing. I would use the pattern for this fabric. Thank you Lorna.

  98. Gill says:

    Fabulous – I'd love to make a Gummy Teddy quilt!!

  99. Janie says:

    Love your quilt. I would have to make the Gummy Bears pattern, it is so sweet. Thank you for the inspiration, and throwing in your pattern.

  100. Nancy says:

    I'd probably make the Dog Gone Cute quilt

  101. Kathleen says:

    I love th bears and would make thm

  102. Michele says:

    Your bears are adorable! I would make the bear quilt too!

  103. Sherry says:

    I love the teddy bear pattern and I know a little one that would just adore a quilt like this.

  104. Your bear quilt is pretty adorable. I would definitely make one. Thanks!

  105. Unknown says:

    These colors would be perfect for a Moroccan style quilt pattern on my to-do list. Or I could make more mug rugs and pillows using your dog-gone quilt pattern.

  106. Anonymous says:

    Love the Gummy Bear pattern (the name is perfect) and the fabric is just right for it!

  107. These Bears are so cute but I would use it for the Dog-gone pattern. My favorite of all. My favorite quilt shop is Byrd's Nest in Ormond Bach, Fl.

  108. Susan L. says:

    Love your Teddy Bear quilt Lorna! I'd love to make one of these for my new grandbaby!

  109. ShirleyC says:

    Those Teddy Bears are so adorable! The colors are so vibrant too! I'm not sure I'd use the Teddy Bear pattern right now, but I know I'll be having some great grands in the future as my grandson got married in May. I guess I could plan ahead and go on with the quilt to have it ready!! I do love that bundle. Your quilt is quite an inspiration!

  110. @lutzcats says:

    Such awesome bears! Very creative. Love the Rafflecopter entry!

  111. Anonymous says:

    HI, very cute! I'd make mine similar to this! THANK YOU !msstitcher1214@gmail.com

  112. Unknown says:

    Oooh, Teddy Bears…I know someone who loves Teddy Bears 🙂

  113. Unknown says:

    Love the quilt. I'm torn between making it in colours as you have done and in making each teddy in shades of brown.

  114. Kathryn says:

    I'm about to go look at your tutorial on wavy quilting. That's just what I need to finish up some quilts quickly. Thanks.

  115. lindawwww says:

    Your Teddy Bear quilt is so adorable. I'd love to make a quilt with the bundle of Fusion Illussion too.lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

  116. Ellen says:

    Love this quilt. My grandson would be thrilled if I made him a quilt like this.

  117. Anonymous says:

    I'm at the in-between stage, grandkids too old for teddy bears and not old enough to give me great grandkids (thank goodness!) So, I'd use the Fusion Illusion bundle to make a strip pieced chevron quilt.

  118. Renee says:

    I'd use the bundle for quilting! Not sure what pattern I would use though.

  119. Ioleen says:

    What a beautiful and colourful quilt. I have a number of your patterns but not sure I have this one. It will be in my collection of animals.

  120. phegland says:

    Your teddy bear quilt is sooooo precious. I am motivated to try wavy line quilting. Thank you for the video!

  121. Unknown says:

    Hi from Denmark, Hey Lorna, I will love to sew a babyquilt, to our local hospital for a early born baby. Your new bear patterns are sooooo cute for that, so PLEASE I will love to winn Your Fat Quarter bundle, so I can make a little baby a gift… Big hug from Denmark

  122. Unknown says:

    Your bear pattern is awesome and I have a new baby coming into my family soon, so if I win I will make your pattern with this awesome fabric. Your wavy line quilting looks beautiful and I am going to try that too – thanks.Paulineperry94022 at hotmail dot comperry94022 at hotmail dot com

  123. This project is just so cute, but honestly, if I were to win that bundle I would consider using it for your Wow-E pattern that I got a few months back. It's just sitting there, waiting for the right fabric to come along. Also I really love that background fabric you chose. It's gorgeous.

  124. Great pattern Lorna, I see some gummy bears too! Fabulous fabric, but if I won I would probably not use it for your bears…unless I made a crib size and donated it. I have no babies in the family! I would use some of the fabric in my (as yet unsewn, but fabric collected) Lake quilt, and use the rest in a bright and happy summer quilt!

  125. Joyce Carter says:

    Lorna, you always come up with the cutest animal patterns and this quilt is just way too cute. If I were lucky enough to win, I would love to make the bear quilt. I love Teddy Bears and this would go so well with all my others. Thank you so much.

  126. Sandi says:

    I honestly don't know what I would make with those fabrics, but I'm sure it would be lovely. I do know I'm going to have to get some of that background fabric, I adore text fabrics and that one is so fun.Your teddies and dogs are too cute, I used to own a Boston Terrier so the dogs are close to my heart. Thanks for a chance to win this great collection.

  127. Brenda says:

    You created a spectacular quilt using these fabrics. I adore the way the fabric does make you think of soft fur on the bears. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day! brend_ack@yahoo.com

  128. Sandi says:

    P.s. I have a link on my blog and also follow you on bloglovin.

  129. OhioLori says:

    Oh goodness! Looove the Bears!! & Gummy Bears for sure!! Soooo cute!! Would looooove to make for our new Granbaby! He will love them too!Thank you for chance to win fabrics & Pattern too! Awesome give-a-way!! 🙂

  130. Pam McDonald says:

    Those look so cute! Glad to see an up close print of those Fusion lovelies!! I love the bears, but I would make the puppies. Puppies are the best!

  131. tomsmom says:

    Cute quilt and the fabrics are fabulous.

  132. Amanda Best says:

    I love the Fusion Illusion fabrics, and I think I would use it to make the Gmmy Bears quilt, it is just so precious! I really adore all of your animal patterns.My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com Thanks!

  133. Rhonda D. says:

    Love your bear quilt. I would use these prints in the dog quilt.

  134. stichnRN says:

    i have a new little great-great nephew who needs a quilt and this would be perfect!!!!!

  135. Lisa Marie says:

    Your quilt is so cute! I could use these fabrics in so many things! Blender fabrics are always a winner in my book. I still haven't gotten started on your dog quilt blocks (soon I hope!) and I think these fabrics would be perfect for them.

  136. Dody says:

    My grandson would love this! Thanks for the chance to win!Dmac5958ataoldotcom

  137. Anonymous says:

    I would definitely make the Teddy Bears quilt with this bundle! That quilt is CUTE! Thanks!Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

  138. Betsy says:

    I think I would try the dogs using this fabric.

  139. Jasmine says:

    I would love to try one of your patterns. The Bears are adorable. I would probably use the Browns for the Bears, and save the rainbow colors for my rainbow stash. Although my boys do love gummy bears…

  140. Esther G says:

    I definitely see the gummy bears. I think I'd have to make this same quilt, it's so cute!

  141. I love the Bears but think I would use some of the fabric for Dog Gone Cute for my stepdaughter and the rest in a Sampler Quilt I am going to do along with some other fabrics I picked up at Kathy's Quilt Shop in Prince George, BC.

  142. Carol says:

    I'm in the mood to make a log cabin quilt with these, but I love the teddy bear pattern and the way you quilted it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  143. yes yes a thousand times yes I would use the teddy bear pattern.. just found out I'll be a grandma for the first time in April.. I gotta get sewing!!!

  144. Ramona says:

    I would definitely make your teddy bear quilt. It is so darn cute.

  145. Joan says:

    Love the teddy bears! I'd make the quilt. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win.

  146. Mom C says:

    Love the Teddy Bears. I would like to try them. Thanks.

  147. quilter says:

    I think I will make the Teddy Bears, thanks!cork@pa.rr.com

  148. Anna brown says:

    Love your teddy bears and the color was soooo pretty…I would make a lap quilt or maybe a tote or two…..happyness04431@yahoo.com

  149. like your doggies, cute quilt. some little boy would love it

  150. Janarama says:

    Another adorable quilt and pattern! I would make your Pretty Butterflies quilt.

  151. MoniqueB says:

    I'm not sure what I would do with them but they are so pretty I don't imagine it would take long to come up with something! The bears are just adorable! One of these days there will be a little one in the family that I can sew up something that cute for.

  152. KaHolly says:

    No, Lorna, as cute as they are, I'd use this bundle to make your Little Blooms quilt. It's been on my to do list all summer!

  153. wendy says:

    The bears are cute but , I would use it to make a quilt for one of my grandsons. He turns 18 in a few weeks and I don't think he would appreciate the bears. Thanks!

  154. wendy says:

    The bears are cute but , I would use it to make a quilt for one of my grandsons. He turns 18 in a few weeks and I don't think he would appreciate the bears. Thanks!

  155. Linda says:

    I love the teddy bear quilt! I may have to make one for grands! Love it!

  156. SarahZ says:

    I will DEFinitely use your pattern if I win!!!!

  157. Darlene B says:

    I'm not sure what pattern I would use for these fabrics….I would probably have to look through a lot of saved patterns and see what inspires me!

  158. pippirose says:

    Oh, I just adore the teddy bears! I'd love to make it for my little granddaughter.

  159. Oh Lorna, I love those bears in the Fusion Illusion – they are so cute! And I agree – the background fabric is perfect. Great job, as usual!

  160. Gloria C says:

    Bears are so cute and I love the Fusion Illusion fabric. thanks for the giveaway!

  161. Karen quilts says:

    The bear pattern would be a good one to use when making a future baby shower gift. It could go for either boy or girl and all babies have bears on something. Love the fabric bundle , the texture really shows up on the tone on tone print. Thank you for being in the contest.

  162. Unknown says:

    I love this bear quilt and the beautiful fabric. I would probably make the teddy bear quilt with the fabric if I was lucky enough to win! Love the fabric bundle! Thanks for being in this contest and for the chance to win!

  163. Mary Preston says:

    LOVING your bear quilt. I'd love to give this a try. Fabulous thank you.

  164. Brenda says:

    I want it!!! I really like all of the critters that you have made patterns for.

  165. Unknown says:

    I've never won a giveaway, but can't help entering them. Not sure what pattern I would use, maybe Moda's Modern Building Blocks.

  166. judys says:

    can't decide which animal to put on it, but I love the fabric

  167. Betsy says:

    I am working Ina scrappy trip around the world quilt as a wedding gift and I would use the fabrics in it!

  168. Carla says:

    Love the bears and always love your quilts. Some of my favorite fabric.

  169. Cecilia says:

    I would definitely use your bear pattern! In fact that is what I would make if I won the fat quarter bundle. Those bears are too cute! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

  170. Evie H says:

    I love the teddy bears, but I think I would do something else with the lovely fabrics. What a great giveaway!

  171. NancyL says:

    I'd make a quilt, but probably not the teddy bears quilt, unless I find out I'll be getting another grandchild!!

  172. legato1958 says:

    I'd make a Teddy Bear quilt and love the idea of the Gummy Bears! (So leave out his brown parts.)This is such a cute pattern design!Susie

  173. Emily C says:

    I would make one of the bear quilts. They are perfect for a baby blanket.

  174. Joanna says:

    That fabric just glows. I'm not sure what I'd make. I have a special quilt to make for a special person so I might use it for that. The teddies are sweet.

  175. teachpany says:

    Cute! I do need to make some baby quilts for future great-nieces and nephews. The colors would be great, but I'm not sure if I'll do bears. I follow via facebook.

  176. Sewmom18 says:

    What a cute quilt. Would be great to win and be able to one.I follow by e-mail.

  177. Pamela says:

    I love your Teddy Bears, and yes – what great textured fabrics for them! I have a new niece or nephew arriving in February, so I'd definitely use this fabric to make the Teddy Bears pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

  178. Annmarie says:

    Your Teddy Bear quilt is too cute! I love all the Fusion colors. For sure, I'd make a child's quilt – the Teddy Bears would be a good choice!

  179. Kathy E. says:

    Yes, I would use this bundle to make the teddy bear quilt! It is adorable, bright, cheery and would be the perfect gift for a new baby. The colorful fabrics are just perfect…job well done!

  180. Julie says:

    All your animal quilt blocks are darling. Thanks for sharing.

  181. Those bears are awesome! I would make your pattern for my 18 month old granddaughter! Thank you for the giveaway.kcummings71@gmail.com

  182. Lisa E says:

    I would make something for my daughter's dorm room. She just started college this week!

  183. Margaret says:

    I would love to make the teddy bear quilt. It is adorable.

  184. Karen says:

    The Teddy bears are really cute. They remind me of one of my first quilts which was an appliqued teddy bear on a baby quilt for my nephew who is now 31. I'd love using those bright fabrics for more baby quilts.

  185. I love the bright coloring, and this quilt looks like it would be a great project for a baby quilt. The gummy bears are adorable too, so yes, I could easily see myself making that.

  186. selleck says:

    I think the color wheel quilt is outstanding. I'd like to make it for my bedroom.

  187. Rhonda Best says:

    I am almost positive I would make the cute bear quilt if I won. It is adorable! Thanks for the chance. mtmom57@gmail.com

  188. Tracine says:

    I love how bright your pattern is with the fabric bundle. Would love a copy of your pattern to try.tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

  189. Jo Ferguson says:

    I see gummy bears and they look good enough to eat.

  190. Kaynik says:

    Your animal face quilts are so gosh darn cute! Thank you for the opportunity to win this great giveaway.ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  191. LeAnne says:

    I'm loving all of your animal quilts. I'd definitely make one.

  192. Jake says:

    That fabric is perfect for the Bears! And yes! I'd use this fabric for a couple of baby quilts to keep on hand.

  193. Unknown says:

    I would have to make this too cute quilt for my new grandbaby!! :)craftyccain@gmail.com

  194. Judy1522 says:

    I don't know if I would make the bears right away as I don't know anyone that is having a baby soon, but I would eventually make a baby quilt using the teddy bear pattern. I would probably use the fabric in another quilt first.

  195. Karin says:

    It would have to be the teddy bears as we have the sweetest little nephew that it would be perfect for and the colours tie in perfectly with his bright bedroom.

  196. Paul says:

    Not really sure what exactly I would make if I won, but I love the fabric.paulburega (at) gmail (dot) com

  197. Jen Barnard says:

    I'd make a quilt, but other than that, I don't know.jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  198. Tammy M. says:

    I love the teddy bears…so creative. And it looks easy enough for a beginner quilter like me.

  199. amanda m says:

    Oh how fun! These fabrics would be perfect for a baby quilt. And the bears are so cute!

  200. Paula says:

    Love the bears pattern ad may just have to use the beautiful fabric to maake it!!

  201. Renea says:

    Your quilt pattern is sew cute. I think I would make a quilt. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  202. Maxine says:

    I would definitely make the Teddy Bears! So cute!

  203. amy says:

    Yes I'd use your pattern for a quilt for my grandson! So cute.

  204. Cathy J says:

    Such a cute pattern! As for what I'd make, always a quilt! I've only got 20 or so on my list right now. 😉

  205. SewDoUQuilt says:

    I would make a quilt, the teddy bears are great! The background fabric went nicely with the Bears. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

  206. Gloria says:

    A very useful block for a baby quilt if the parents want their child's gender to be a surprise. I think the bright colours make it fabulous!

  207. Bobbie says:

    I need some gummi bears now! I would definitely make this quilt!

  208. Donna W says:

    I would make the teddy bears—–they are so cute!

  209. Diane says:

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  210. Diane says:

    I would make a bright new quilt for our family room.

  211. Diane says:

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  212. Diane says:

    I'd use the fabrics to make a churn dash quilt. It would be beautiful in those colours.

  213. Rebecca says:

    I've been trying my hand lately on creating my own free hand quilt, no pattern, just what's in my head. So I surely would be having fun with this fun design fabric. thank you

  214. Heidi says:

    Your gummy bears look delicious Lorna! The Crystal background made me smile too, you know what they say about great minds, haha!!

  215. MtnJudy says:

    Lovely collection!

  216. Mary O. says:

    I would try to make the Teddy Bear quilt. Adorable.

  217. Anonymous says:

    These fabrics are such beautiful colors. I'd prefer cats in my quilt. — soparkaveataoldotcom

  218. I love the teddy bears and the fabric but I want to make your dog gone pattern

  219. MC says:

    I would love to make the teddy bears!

  220. Linda says:

    I love the dogs, and I would make one for my Grandson!

  221. Farm Quilter says:

    I love your teddy bears!!! Just as I loved making your elephants, I would have to use these beautiful fabrics to make a teddy bear quilt! I'm so glad I follow you via email…you are an amazing quilter and pattern maker!!!

  222. Beth says:

    My next project of yours is going to be those darned cute puppies, not the bears, and I already have fabric picked out for them. If I win this bundle, I'll make a Disappearing Hourglass quilt for my niece who just bought her first home.

  223. Unknown says:

    Your teddy bears are so adorable and the fabric is just what I was looking for. Thanks!

  224. Thank you, Lorna, for providing the email links to everyone's blog!

  225. Helen says:

    I have a new grandson due in mid-January. I would love to make this teddy bear quilt for him.

  226. maria says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I am in love with the puppy quilt and perhaps would use the fabric for that one.

  227. Donna W says:

    Love your quilt and yes, I would make the teddy bears.

  228. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    This quilt is just too cute for words!! If I won this bundle I would make this quilt using your pattern for one of my grandkids but then there would be a fight so I'll end up making three. You are so creative. Karen kthurn@bektel.com

  229. Pixie Cat says:

    The teddy bears are adorable, but I'd probably make a pillow or a tote.

  230. Heather says:

    I'd use it for the Dog Gone Cute pattern.

  231. Denise says:

    Love this fabric. and the Teddy Bears

  232. Judy J says:

    I love all of your patterns! So fun!

  233. Kathy Boice says:

    I love the fabrics and also love the bears!!! I would make a Bear quilt for sure. midwayfarms@hughes.net

  234. Jean says:

    I have been teaching my great-niece and my granddaughter to sew. I think I would use these to help teach them about block piecing. Thanks for letting me enter. Jean C. djcogdill@q.com

  235. Anonymous says:

    The teddy bears are adorable, good use of the fabric. Then again, I also like the dogs. OH yeah, and the squirrels….and then there are the elephants…..hmmmm, guess I need more fabric….or more ambition.

  236. Carol says:

    Cute quilt. I was thinking gummy bears before I even read it.LOL

  237. Katy M says:

    This would be perfect for the rainbow themed nursery I'm putting together so I'd make up your pattern if I won 🙂

  238. Kathleen says:

    I think I would use the fabric on your puppy pattern cuz the puppy looks like my daughter's dog. And then I'd use the bear pattern on a pillow or two! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  239. Unknown says:

    l love the teddy bear quilt. l think l would keep it for me. l wonder if you have any plans for a quilt with owls – now that would be one l'd definately make for me

  240. Christine says:

    Love the Teddy Bears too and would love to make them with the bundle if I win.

  241. Margo says:

    The little teddy bears are adorable! What a great quilt for a toddler! onlydiamonds[at]hotmail.com in case you can't find it on Blogger!

  242. Margo says:

    I follow you by newsletter — which by the way I love! Thanks so much! onlydiamonds[at]hotmail.com

  243. works4me says:

    Love your gummy bear quilt. I have no idea what I would make if I won the bundle. I couldn't make the teddy bear quilt as that has already been done. 🙂 But, I love brights so I'm sure inspiration would come my way. Yes, I would make the teddy bear quilt with other fabrics, and probably as a fun table runner.

  244. Emily says:

    I love the bears! And they look so cute in those bright colors.

  245. Unknown says:

    I would love to work with this mix !

  246. I like the Teddy Bears, I would go for it with that design.

  247. Lisa J. says:

    I like the gummi idea for bears but I might use the fabric for a second dog gone quilt…have to catch up with the first one though.

  248. Unknown says:

    Who doesn't love Teddy Bears! I would probably make a pillow and matching quilt. veeveebug@aol.com

  249. Unknown says:

    This is a cute quilt, but I think I would like to try your puppy block with the bundle.

  250. Linda Big D says:

    I love the teddy bears! what a cute pattern.

  251. Pat V. says:

    Your quilt is very cute, but mine would be kitty cats instead of bears!

  252. Anonymous says:

    I think, I would use this fabric to make something rainbow-style.

  253. Kris says:

    I would make this for one of my groups Quilts for Kids. Super cute and fun fabric.

  254. Paula says:

    Oh my world! those Teddy bears are the cutest ever! Perfect for a baby quilt. xx

  255. Paula says:

    Oh my world! those Teddy bears are the cutest ever! Perfect for a baby quilt. xx

  256. Nancy J says:

    Those bears are stunning, in all those super colours, and the quilting is a wonderful finish. The fabrics, perfect for a small quilt, together with some patterned pieces. They shine.

  257. Carol says:

    Such a cute quilt–and I love the fabric! I think a great baby quilt would be just the thing I'd like to make.

  258. Kath says:

    Without a doubt, I would make the bear quilt. I've been thinking about what to do quilt-wise for my niece's first baby (boy) due in November and this is perfect. I'd love to win this fabric and pattern – a wonderful giveaway! Thanks! ktsquiltdreams (at)gmail (dot)com

  259. Great pattern and fabulous give away! Thank you.

  260. Dobieslady1 says:

    I love the bears, but I might use the fabric to make a Gravity Quilt or a Log Cabin Flying Geese Quilt.

  261. I'd probably made your teddies if I won the fabric – what a super-cute combination!

  262. I would love to win your pattern and the fabric. I love all your patterns and am trying to stay up with the doggies. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  263. Definitely the teddy bears for my grandson.

  264. Heide says:

    I would so use this bundle to make the bears, just love your animal quilts.

  265. Susan says:

    It's a dog gone cute pattern, but I have something else in mind!

  266. Unknown says:

    I would try the Teddy bear pattern, but I would use the Fusion fabric as blenders with other fabrics.

  267. I love that teddy bear quilt! I'm not sure if I would use the pattern to make a large quilt, but I can see myself making a small pillow cover as a gift. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  268. If I had kiddo's in my life, I would probably make the cute bears with those fabrics. For now, I'll stick with the adorable dogs!

  269. Wait to see if I get a grand daughter or grand sn and make a bear quilt.

  270. vkh6210 says:

    Love love love your teddy bear quilt. So cute. Just what I need for baby quilts I need to be making. So many little ones coming along in my family.Thank you for a chance to win. vkh6210 at gmail dot com

  271. Anonymous says:

    I would make a bear quilt as fast as I could. What would be better than a quilt with bears on it. In my world it would be perfect.

  272. Hi there Lorna,Ohhhhh, that Teddy Bear pattern of yours is my new favourite!!! I do like what you did with the fabrics, but I think I would go all out psychedelic with my Beary fabric choices and save the Fusions for a bed quilt I have designed!Thanks!Quilty Huggs,Jacquelinesnausages22@yahoo.CA

  273. Deb says:

    Love the fabric and pattern. I'd probably use the fabric definitely for a quilt but not sure I'd use the bear pattern since I don't have little ones to sew for right now.

  274. oh, I'd love to make the adorable teddy bear quilt. thanks for the chance to win

  275. Diane M says:

    Your teddy bears are cute! I would definitely use the fabric to make this pattern. Thanks!

  276. Christine says:

    I would use the fabric & your pattern to make a copycat quilt for my 3 year old granddaughter. Gummi bears are 1 of our favorite treats to share. Thank you for the chance to win.

  277. Unknown says:

    I love the fabric and your pattern. I'm trying not to plan new quilts right now, until I have finished the ones in progress! But, I'd probably use this bundle as you did.

  278. Rachell says:

    With the Fusion, I would make your butterfly pattern, or the Little Blooms pattern. They would be perfectly colorful for any of your designs!reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  279. zaney says:

    I probably would make the teddy bears pattern. It all just goes to well together!

  280. LakeMGal says:

    What an adorable quilt – my grandson would just love it. I'm seriously thinking I would make the Teddy Bear quilt. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  281. Jo Anne H says:

    Those doggies are so cute. My grandchildren would love them. Love the variety and the colors.

  282. Diantha says:

    I would make the Teddy Bear quilt – that is sooo cute!

  283. Unknown says:

    I would probably make some zippered bags as gifts with this packet.

  284. Linda Smith says:

    The gummy bears are super cute, but I'm really in love with the puppies. It would be a toss up.

  285. Debbie says:

    This quilt is just too cute and I do love the texture created for the bears fur! I have an upcoming birthday for a three year old and this fabric and the teddy bear pattern along with a big bag of gummy bears would be perfect!

  286. Lisa Garber says:

    I am due to have a baby in April and would definitely use this pattern for a baby quilt!

  287. Heather B says:

    The bears are so cute!! If not these particular fabrics I would definitely be making them!

  288. I honestly don't know off the top of my head. I have two quilts in process I have to finish first! You're bears are cute! You're such a busy bee.

  289. The bears are really cute. I would like to use it for a star wall hanging.debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

  290. Anonymous says:

    I think the Teddy Bears are so cute. I'd like to make a quilt with the fabric and might sew some Teddy Bears!nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

  291. Sallie says:

    I would probably make something different, but your bear quilt is adorable!

  292. Susan McG says:

    I love your teddy bear quilt – but even more so your dog quilt. I think I would use the bundle to make a colourful quilt of dogs.

  293. I would actually like to make some pillows and/or pillowcases! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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