Osito Quilt

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Bear Paper Pieced Block Link to website or photo 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. 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!

What you will need

  • Cotton quilting fabric for pieced top and backing
  • polyester batting

Q&A with QuiltDude

desna asked:
This is super and I love everything about it especially the zippling fmq with the name standing out, great gift, great quilt:)
QuiltDude answered:
Thanks Desna. I think my friend will enjoy it, too.
Darns asked:
This is so cool! I love how the name stands out from the zippling! Great job!
QuiltDude answered:
I had an idea, I tried it, and it worked out, thank goodness! LOL
ChefChris asked:
You did a great job. I know your friend will love it!
QuiltDude answered:
Thanks.... and yes, he said he absolutely loved the quilt.
Beth245 asked:
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.
QuiltDude answered:
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. :-) :-)