Tuesday, October 18, 2016

QAL Update


While I was down in Albuquerque last week, I wasn't slacking...

Nope, before I left, I spend 2 days preparing the little
half square triangles.
That was a huge help in assembling all these bear paws.


I shared this trial block before...
Since it went together correctly with these triangle paper templates, which you can find 
I was ready to cut into my fabrics.


I stitched and I stitched...
even without bobbin sometimes...
Thats a big faux pas... that blasted faux stitching!
LOL!!


I kept all my parts and pieces close at hand, along with the finished blocks for inspiration...


Next up was the bear.
I took a break from piecing all those paws.
Oh, how I love the way it's turning out.

You know I had to shoot for the biggest quilt in the pattern.
That's a "LOT" of half square triangles and many many blocks,
but I'm happy to say, that yesterday I finished up piecing
the last of them. On to putting it all together and starting on the
paw border! 

I must say, I'm "sew" glad I found these Northcott fabrics.
They really are stunning. I got a little nervous while piecing all this,
 as the fabric is last years collection, and finding it was difficult.
I was short about 1/8 yard from the pattern requirements.
I did a little happy dance, when I had 1/2 yard leftover, 
and a plan in my head, to make this full size quilt fit my king size bed.
I'm pretty sure I have enough background fabric to do it!
;-)

Thanks Lorna for a fabulous pattern and a great QAL!

You can find more on it right 

Keep on Stitchin'

7 comments:

  1. Your bear and his bear paw blocks are gorgeous, Jean!!! So glad to hear that everything is working out great and that you are enjoying the quilt along!

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  2. That's you - go big or go home! It's looking fabulous and just love the fabrics.

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  3. It's looking wonderful, well worth the effort of making all those HST. Well,at least worth the effort from where I'm sitting watching and not making :).

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  4. That looks wonderful. Love the shading of the bear legs.

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  5. Your bear quilt is looking amazing. When I learned paper piecing I immediately did a quilt with 4 really hard patterns. lol It was SOOO worth it, though as I love that quilt and I can see you will love this one, too.

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  6. Here I am still catching up. I am not going to try to count the number of HSTs!! But well done. So pleased the fabric lasted the distance. Your blocks and especially your bear look so wonderful!!!!

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