Friday, July 3, 2015

Ready, set, sew

Amidst all the gardening and knitting, I'm trying to carve out time to work on my bear paw quilt.

Last week, I got all the pieces for the paws cut out
I did it up at Mom's because she has all the fancy tools to make the cutting go quicker.

Then I brought them home, and have been slowly piecing them together.
It's going well so far. The squares are quite large (about nine inches) because I have a very short attention span. The quicker the quilt grows, the better.

I got two paws out of each fat quarter (with a little bit of fabric left over) so I've got 12 paws to sew. I'm trying to sew two each night. Once they are done, I'll figure out how I want to put them all together, and search out some more coordinating fabric.

With any luck, I can finish this one in time for winter!

7 comments:

gayle said...

Look at you go!!!
You and the cats will be cuddling under your quilt in no time!

WildflowerWool said...

Looking great!

Lorraine said...

I really like your choice of fabric. It will be lovely to have a quilt for winter.

Araignee said...

It's going to be so....hmmm. Pretty is not the right word. Handsome?

Minding My Own Stitches said...

You can do it! Love the first block!

Dee said...

I don't think I've ever seen a bear paw pattern before. That's really neat. Love the fabric you chose too. It will be fun watching this one come together.

Rachelle said...

Looking good, I need to pull my quilt out of the drawer too, wish I'd gone for big blocks.