It's that time again - the BEST quilt show on Earth!! A big thank you to LilyPad Quilting for hosting and all the hard work in gathering sponsors. Do you have a cat, dog, or other pet that loves to pose on a quilt? Or maybe a pet themed quilt? Get those cameras out and enter - entries from August 10th - 29th.
My theme quilt began due to an abundance of brown scaps that needed some taming. Then I saw Lorna's Mod Bear quilt along and pattern - just had to make this. I love making HSTs and so the Bear Paw block was right up my alley - and I needed a lot of them.
The bear actually went together rather quickly. There are a couple of sections with tiny piecing, but I love working tiny, too. The minute my daughter saw this flimsy on my FB page - she claimed it. She collected bears as a child and even now as an adult, still has her first teddy bear.
My bain though is borders! I can make them, just hate to. This had the three plain borders, then all those little paw prints!!
This is the only picture I have of the finished quit as shown at my quilt guild meeting. It went off to it's new home the next day. Those little prints made for a fabulous setting. FIVE borders on one quilt - a new one for me. The bonus - the only fabric I purchased for this quilt was the gray. Everything else came from scrap, stash or off the shelf - even the back. I buy batting by the roll, so that was on hand.
Although I don't have a pet bear - we do have a large bear that lives on our mountain. Occassionally he comes to visit the bird feeders - we don't pet him.
I have another Bear in progress - in green paws and black bear - I just love this pattern!
Entry - Pet Themed Quilt