Saturday, March 3, 2018

Bear paw

Hello my quilt friends! Are you a lover of Red and white quilts? I am. Red is one of my favorite colors and as a bonus I always think of my Dad when I see something red, because it was also his favorite color. I remember him always wanting to get red cars, because of it being his favorite color. 
The Bear Paw is such a classic quilt block. I started this about two or more years ago, WOW! I was thinking it was a year ago. I watched the tutorial over at Fat Quarter shop and fell in love with this traditional block with a slight twist.
 I am going to let you in on some secrets.
I had a few problems with this block, one I  ran out of the red...and could not find the same color. Heck.... it was put away for so long I forgot what red I used, LOL! So on my trip to MSQ I took a swatch and found the match. As I am writing this I hope no one asked what the red was because I Still did not write it down! I know it is a Moda solid and has red in the name.
 The second problem was the white.  I was mostly working on this at night in my sewing room. I used a second white that I did not realize until my fantastic Longarmer pointed it out to me! So I told her to keep it just between her and I! It is such a subtle different and you can only see it in the right or wrong light. 
For the backing I used a Red Grunge which I also had enough for the binding. 
and here is a close up of the backing and the beauitful quilting. 
I believe the quilting pattern is called "Bota buddy"and the thread color is white. This quilt measures 65 X 86. A nice size to cuddle up with on the couch. Even with the few problems that I had with this quilt I still love it, and I smile when I look at it because I remember my Dad and the problems that I had with this cute yet simple quilt.
That all for now. I have a few more projects that I have been working on. You can see peeks over on instagram. I have been having fun making bags and pouches. Which have been taking me away form my quilts but, such fun to make! 
Until I see you again, Wishing you Quilty Hugs~Heide 
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8 comments:

  1. Two shades, super design, and the quilting perfect.

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  2. Looks wonderful! The crisp red and white is such a classic. Great work!

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  3. So clean and fresh, love it in red and white and it will never go out of fashion. Congratulations on a lovely finish.

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  4. Oh, what a wonderful, cuddly quilt finish! Love that it reminds you of your dad. I'm working on a red & white quilt right now myself, up to the borders. I have red grunge for the backing, too!!!

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  5. This quilt is on my bucket list. Your version is gorgeous!! I never would have been able to pick out any of the problems you had with it. Enjoy!

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  6. Heide, it's really lovely! Red and white is so perfectly classic, and the bear paw is such a great block. It really shines in this simple, high contrast setting. Congrats on a beautiful finish!

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  7. I love a classic red and white quilt, this one is beautiful!

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  8. A beautiful pattern! I've yet to do a two-color quilt yet, but you've sure made this one look great!

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