Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pets On Quilts - Theme Quilt Entry


It's that time again - the BEST quilt show on Earth!!  A big thank you to LilyPad Quilting for hosting and all the hard work in gathering sponsors.  Do you have a cat, dog, or other pet that loves to pose on a quilt?  Or maybe a pet themed quilt?  Get those cameras out and enter - entries from August 10th - 29th.

  

My theme quilt began due to an abundance of brown scaps that needed some taming.  Then I saw Lorna's Mod Bear quilt along and pattern - just had to make this.  I love making HSTs and so the Bear Paw block was right up my alley - and I needed a lot of them.   


The bear actually went together rather quickly.  There are a couple of sections with tiny piecing, but I love working tiny, too.  The minute my daughter saw this flimsy on my FB page - she claimed it.  She collected bears as a child and even now as an adult, still has her first teddy bear. 


My bain though is borders!  I can make them, just hate to.  This had the three plain borders, then all those little paw prints!!  

  
This is the only picture I have of the finished quit as shown at my quilt guild meeting.  It went off to it's new home the next day.  Those little prints made for a fabulous setting.  FIVE borders on one quilt - a new one for me.  The bonus - the only fabric I purchased for this quilt was the gray.  Everything else came from scrap, stash or off the shelf - even the back.  I buy batting by the roll, so that was on hand.

Although I don't have a pet bear - we do have a large bear that lives on our mountain.  Occassionally he comes to visit the bird feeders - we don't pet him.

I have another Bear in progress - in green paws and black bear - I just love this pattern!

Entry - Pet Themed Quilt

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon  

15 comments:

  1. You did a great job! All the different browns create a nice shimmer. Your daughter is lucky to have it in the house.

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  2. And it is a fabulous quilt....and lucky daughter she is!

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  3. I love this quilt, it's one of my absolute favorites. Lots of bears in the news lately, please continue not petting yours :)

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  4. Five borders! But look how fantastic they are! I love this entry...you have my vote!

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  5. The paw border is wonderful, and so is the entire quilt. Your bear sounds smarter than mine. He mangled the bird feeder pole and took the feeder off into the woods to destroy it in private. So there was never a second course.

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  6. It's wonderful, Sharon. I love those paw borders. Very clever.

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  7. Love your quilt! The bear, the paw prints! It's all wonderful!

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  8. Your quilt is beautiful, Sharon.

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  9. Fantastic quilt! Love that border.

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  10. What a wonderful job you did with that bear. Saw the pattern and loved it on her site. Your daughter should be so happy to be able to snuggle with him .

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  11. lovely, turned out really nice!

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  12. Howdy! I'm so glad you joined the party! I haven't been able to get around to visit folks much, as our business has really taken our time....thank you for all you do to spread the word about our show. I saw Lorna's pattern and love it -- maybe when I retire I can make it! Yours is amazing!

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  13. It's such a fun quilt. I can see why your girl claimed it.

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