The Scrappy Bear Paw Quilt is finished! Like I said in my previous blog post, I have loved making this quilt. Everything seemed to flow seamlessly - I won't say effortlessly - from fabric selection to process piecing, to basting (not so fun), to finally quilting and binding.
90 Bear Paw Blocks
90 plain squares
12 rows each of 15 blocks
360 Half Square Triangles
990 Patchwork Pieces
Quilt top measures 54 inches x 67.5 inches.
It seemed obvious (to me) to quilt this quilt with an all over grid of straight lines (1.5 inches apart) using the seam lines of the Bear Paw blocks as a sewing guide. The quilting adds texture and interest without affecting the quilt design, nor the use of fabrics. The quilting is simple and effective, functional rather than decorative.
For the back of the quilt I have chosen one of my current favorite backing fabrics ~ Newsprint from the Paint Collection by Carrie Bloomston. I think I have the equivalent of a bolt of this fabric on hand as such be prepared to see it used as backing fabric for several more quilts. This print just works so well to balance busy quilt tops ... and I do continue to love all text fabrics!
And again for binding fabric I have used a black/white stripe fabric by Timeless Treasures; my go-to fabric for binding.
The Scrappy Bear Paw Quilt is for sale and is listed in my Etsy Store.
See the listing details here: Scrappy Bear Paw Quilt. (sold)
Don't forget - all the cutting/sewing details and a tutorial for the Bear Paw block is available here:
I have also added cutting instructions for two further Bear Paw blocks (a 7 1/2 inch finished block and a 9 inch finished block).
More scrap quilts are planned for 2015.
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