Sunday, June 21, 2015

Bear Foot - a Finish



Bear Foot
82 x 98

Blocks finished at 14 inches and I used sashing that finished at 2 inches. 
Sometimes I've seen this block called Bear Paw but I think the Bear Paw block is different. 


I used some four patches I swapped with the Block Swappers Yahoo Group as well as some of my own I made from scraps. 



I matched up four patches in the same color way and then added HSTs in the same color and fabric. 

I quilted the whole thing on my Plain Jane Janome DSM. 

I freemotion quilted some leaves because I've heard bears poop in the woods where there are lots of leaves.  Someone suggested previously that I should quilt a bear paw.  I'm just not that free motion talented so leaves was as naturey as I get. 


The backing was a nice 100% cotton sheet in great condition from the thrift store. 



This was my June Goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes. I was #24 at goal setting party.  (See sidebar for link to ALYoF 2015)

This was also one of my Q2 Goals (#3) for 2015 Finish Along.  ( See sidebar for link to the 2015 Finish Along)

At the end of the month I will also link up to Julie's Binding Blitz. Also see sidebar for link. 

And today I will link up to Oh Scrap - also on the sidebar. 

Oh, and excuse me if I don't reply to a comment. It seems my email server (csteldridge.com)  is having a problem and I have been missing some emails since yesterday. 


23 comments:

gayle said...

Leaves are a good call. (You really and for true made me LOL with that remark!)
I love your quilt. I'm casting around for another project to start, and I'm going to add that one to the list of possibles! Though maybe a Bear Cub Paw, using 1.5 strips and squares...

(I just tried to email you a little while ago, and it kicked back to me claiming you don't exist. Good luck with that.)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such a lovely finish...and lots of scrappy goodness to look at! And great quilting, how long did it take you to quilt it all?

Cathy said...

I really love this quilt. The paw sashing is perfect. What a great finish! BTW, I think your midnight fairy garden CQ blocks are awesome too and will watch those with interest as they come along..... Hugs, C

Ann said...

What a lovely, cheerful quilt. My sister has some of your sashing fabric. I never thought of putting it with these cheerful colors. Great job!

Alycia said...

Oh I think that is my new favorite quilt of yours!!! It is beautiful!!!

Julie in GA said...

What a fabulous finish! I love your colorful blocks, and your sashing fabric is absolutely perfect!

scraphappy said...

Those leaves look great. What a fabulous finish. Love all the colors.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Oh my! This quilt is awesome! I love all the colors and the paw print sashing. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Tricia Sagen said...

Just amazing! So inspiring...

Marianne said...

I love this so much! I would never have used that fabric for the sashing but it makes the quilt! Well done.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

You are amazing and that is one beautiful quilt! I like everything about it. Wonderful quilting, too.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh I love the way this turned out! That paw print sashing makes the whole thing sparkle. Just amazing. It looks quite large so my hats go off to you for being able to quilt it on your DSM. What wonderful outdoor photos!

Sally T said...

Amazing. And yes, the sashing is quite an original choice but it really makes the quilt. Who is the lucky bear that gets this quilt?

Emily said...

Really nice! Absolutely love the bear paw print sashing!!!!!

Allison Babcock said...

Bwahaha...bears do poop in the woods where there are leaves. I love it! I love scrappy quilts and love yours. Lovely quilting and beautiful quilt. Congrats on the finish!

Helen in the UK said...

Oh, I love this! Saw the link to it over at Quilting is more fun than Housework and had to come take a closer look. What fun to use paw fabric as the sashing. Congrats on a great scrappy project and wonderfully quilted too :)

Sandy said...

That turned out great! Congrats on your finish.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Wonderful quilt, love your color and fabric choices. Congratulations on this beautiful finish.
Greetings,
Sylvia

dq said...

Oh wow! It is so beautiful. Congratulations on a finish! They are few and far between in the world of quilting because of all the time they take.

Sue... said...

Wow, what an absolute beauty. I love it all !!
Sue...

Chantal said...

Love this quilt. Congrats on a very "natural" finish lol.

Leanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love the fabrics and colours you used. I'm helping Adrianne with the FAL and I am to say that I am visiting as part of the 2015 FAL Cheerleading Team.

Odry said...

Mola las huellas de animal.
Me encanta.
Saludos :)