Pawsitively cute

It’s a long weekend here in Canada, and if the weather hold, I’m hoping to spend the majority of it in the garden. In the mean time, I thought I’d share my latest and greatest quilting endeavour.

I’d been waiting until I got the bulk of Fleurs en Noir and Mystic Maze out of the way before starting something new. Both of those use black thread and I was too lazy to be constantly changing back and forth.

But now that they are at a place where I can set them aside, I’m onto a project I’ve been envisioning for the last little while. I’ve been itching to make a baby blanket. There are no babies (that I know of) on the horizon, but one always comes along eventually. And baby blankets are just so fun to make. Small, quick and cute!

I’ve had a Bear Mountain (from Craftsy) charm pack kicking around for a while

1520971919264-20180305_531769_bearmountainprecuts_0271_swatch

And I thought it would be fun to make another Bear Paw quilt. My first paw quilt was a bit of a sideshow, but now that I’m more practiced, I’d like to revisit the block with some honed skills.

The way I’ve paired up the fabric, I should be able to get a dozen 6.5″ paws out of this pack. Done in a traditional layout of four paws together, it should give me a nice starting panel to a blanket.

I had a few hours to kill the other day, so I got all my HSTs made for the claws, and paired them up with their paw fabric.

IMG_6116

The claws and paws still need to be trimmed to the proper size, but I’ll do that as I sew them together. Still.. before I put everything away for the day, I couldn’t resist sewing up just one block.

IMG_6115

Of course, now that I see it in picture, I noticed I sewed those poor green mountains upside down! I’ll have to fix that at my next sewing session.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Pawsitively cute

  1. Val, we were PROMISED warm humid weather with a front coming last night. As of right now I’m freezing and wearing my lined jean jacket. I want warmth! Your sewing skills always amaze me lady!

    Like

  2. Shirley

    I love your fabrics and bear paw blocks. That will be such a pretty quilt and a very nice gift for someone. Weather here seems to have moved into summer – 90s and humid.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s