If you’ve been itching to see what those teddy bears have been up to, here they are at last. My friend Gay was using up some of her stash fabrics and offered me the central piece of this quilt top with its vibrant green and navy squares sashed in gold, if I could use it for a Stitchin’ Mission quilt. Not one to knock back such a generous donation, I simply added some happy teddy bear faces, with colourful bow-ties, to give the basic design a little more child-appeal. The width was just right, and stitching a strip of emerald green to top and bottom brought it roughly up to the standard dimensions of our other Stitchin’ Mission quilts. Finally I quilted it in large stars, and backed it with a bright yellow and white spot. I hope Gay likes what I’ve done to her basic quilt - and I hope a little person at the KU Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre comes to treasure it.