I just finished this guy, and I’m a bit smitten…

Wandering Bear Quilt-2

I deconstructed the traditional bear claw quilt block, and arranged them into this wandering path. I was originally planning on just doing a solid beige Pin Dot background, but serendipitously was short on that fabric. I decided to do beige scrappy claws instead, and I think it looks way cooler as a result!

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I used all Timeless Treasure basics in this quilt. I really love their basics, and they work quite well in my applique collages.

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The bear, (I should give him a name…. Phil? Bartolomeu? Reginald? I’ll keep thinking…) is a separate applique piece that I made using my raw-edge applique techniques taught in my book, Scrappy Bits Applique.

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I used a very narrow stipple pattern to quilt it; I wanted to give an impression of a wandering path. I left the colored claws unquilted so they’d stand out. On the bear, I did a back and forth kind of pattern that is supposed to look like fur: I think it gives him a nice texture. I don’t know why I decided the bear was a he… probably my preset gender bias toward the color blue.. Eh..

Wandering Bear Quilt-1

I am currently working on a pattern for this guy, which will be available in PDF and print soon! I think it would be a great quilt for the husband or dad. The pattern, like all my patterns, will include multiple size options, so it’d make a great baby quilt too!

Now it’s time for me to go sew a tote for Quilt Market this weekend! Way to wait until the last minute, aye? Ah well…

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!