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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Funky, Casual, Rock / Punk, Whimsical
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Bear Paper Pieced Block

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What materials did you use? Cotton quilting fabric for pieced top and backing, polyester batting

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What are you most proud of? I think my friend will really like it. I was experimenting a bit on this project, and I really like the final result. The bear paw quilting is fun, I think. Don't be afraid of trying to think outside the box. Use bright colors for the bear paw design! It's a super traditional block, but updated with crazy fabric colors and I think that makes you look at it twice and say, I didn't know you could do that with a bear paw! And the zippling on the name went faster than I expected, so I was done quilting that part in a flash. There is nothing like the sense of accomplishment you get when a project turns out just the way you planned it, if not better. I have that sense with this quilt. I really like how the lettering is noticeable, but in a subdued way. I was going for texture with the name, and I feel like I achieved it. I am also proud of the skull and knives, because I was able to FMQ, and stay on the line, so I didn't mess up his tattoo too badly! I had a BLAST making this from beginning to end. I'm almost sad that it's finished because that means I have to stop working on it, but now I am excited about giving it to him and seeing his face. He has a rough outside, but a heart of gold so I wanted to express that with this quilt and I do feel like I captured "him" in it.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just have fun with it. I went outside my comfort zone a bit with the color scheme [Blue? Black, Gray, and Cream/Tan? That'll NEVER work!] but in the end, it all came together nicely. So go for it, and do something Cray-zee!

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Oh yes, I love it! But more importantly, HE is going to LOVE it and you will definitely be getting a big bear hug or three, haha. I really think you captured him in it as well and it's going to mean so much to him that I'm pretty sure you're gonna see some bear tears in those in eyes of his. Just be prepared is all I'm sayin'. ;)

04/02/2013 Flag

I'll get my water-proof shirt and tissues ready! LOL

04/02/2013 Flag

I LOVE IT! GREAT JOB!

04/02/2013 Flag

Thank you kindly. :-)

04/02/2013 Flag

You did a great job. I know your friend will love it!

04/05/2013 Flag

Thanks.... and yes, he said he absolutely loved the quilt.

04/05/2013 Flag

Fantastic!

09/23/2013 Flag

I cannot believe the work you are turning out Quilt Dude - all I can say is that you are amazing - just love what you are doing.

07/18/2014 Flag

Beth, you are so generous with your compliments! Thank you for looking at my work and leaving such nice words. I do love trying different, funky, off the beaten path designs and learning new techniques on each project. :-) :-)

07/18/2014 Flag