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Rafa's Bear Paw Pride Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Whimsical, Casual, Funky
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What materials did you use? Various cotton quilting fabrics for top and backing, mid-loft polyester batting, different colored threads

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What are you most proud of? Two things... My points are 97% accurate, which is awesome for me! and then, I FMQ-stitched in the ditch the small paws. I'm improving on straight line FMQ, and was able to control the quilt better. I only veered a couple of times, and only one time was it so bad I had to rip seams, the others, I let them go. After washing, I can't tell where the oopsies were!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? As you can tell, I'm not really one for symmetry or "convention", so go out, do some designing on the diagonal and off center, and as always, have fun, enjoy what you do, and your final product will reflect this.

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Don't you hate when people just randomly ask, "Can I have a quilt?" Rafa asked me, nicely, so I said I would make him his own, if he bought the materials. He's a cat person, so I decided to include his three little babies on here. He loves a bear paw, so... duh! He mostly chose the colors and I worked on the design. The backing is my own creation. His name and his three kitties are represented. The leaves for the background seemed an obvious choice, and inspiration is courtesy of the Inbox Jaunt blog, via Wazoo Sue on here [Thanks for posting your awesome creation, Sue!!] Okay, enouh talking. I'll shut up now.

05/08/2014 Flag

Another exception quilt QuiltDude - I only make my quilts for family and friends and of course charity but if a person asks for a specific quilt I will give it a go. Your friends are very lucky having you QuiltDude with the variety of your quilts - you don't seem afraid to tackle unconventional themes in your quilts which makes me feel I need to move out of my comfort zone and see if I do have another side to my personality!!!!!!! Well done again.

08/05/2016 Flag

Hi, Beth! Thank you as always for your very generous compliments. I make quilts that I like... As a cartoon character says, "Whatever, I do what I want." Hahaha... that's me, sort of. I make my own designs sometimes and just don't worry whether it's 'traditional' or 'conventional' or not. The Bear Paw is fun, but I just re-arranged it to MY liking. Thank goodness the person I made this for also liked the design.

08/05/2016 Flag

Quilt Dude - I haven't been coming on Craftsy for a bit and the first person I usually try and see is what you are up to - you never disappoint my taste for ideas - that is why I love the craftsy platform - everyone can put their own take on quilts from what we learn. Keep up the fabulous work.

08/05/2016 Flag