Rafa's Bear Paw Pride Quilt

Project Description

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! 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.

What you will need

  • Various cotton quilting fabrics for top and backing
  • mid-loft polyester batting
  • different colored threads

Q&A with QuiltDude

Beth245 asked:
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.
QuiltDude answered:
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.