Monday, February 13, 2017

Half Way Through

I started this bear paw in late October and ran out fabrics.  It got put away and Christmas projects were started.  One Christmas quilt is halfway quilted and the other needs batting and backing....maybe for next Christmas!

The pattern I'm using is from Sherri McConnell's Fresh Family Traditions.  The blocks will be set on a diagonal with setting blocks of plain fabric in between.  The neutral is a off white linen that had been languishing in my stash since I realized I really didn't want to iron it every time I wore it.  After three washings it still wrinkled badly.  The main colored fabric is an ombre that I bought about five years ago. I tend to buy what I love then try to figure out what to do with it,  I do like the way the color changes show up in the paw points.  I was able to get five blocks and the binding from my yardage.  I've been going through my stash looking for fabrics that will go together.

I need a total of 16 pieced blocks....Eight are done, three more cut and waiting to be pieced.  I'll spend some time today sorting and looking for five more fabrics.

Linking up with Em's Scrapbag and Moving forward Monday


  1. They look great. I'm at a similar stage with a 12 block quilt. The wonderful thing about patchwork is we can usually find something that helps it all come together in the end. All the best with finding your 5.