Rainbow Bear Paws

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I like the color combination, and most [not all] of the points aligned perfectly. I also feel my quilting works well. I was able to sew straight lines that matched up with the points almost perfectly - not an easy thing to do for me! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just choose your favorite colors, and cut and sew carefully so all the points line up. Have patience and perseverence. I had to rip seams a few times to get the points and edges to line up and still had a few that were beyond repair due to small seam allowances. Grrrr!!! I repeat, cut carefully, and sew carefully.

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Q&A with QuiltDude

Debra Clutter asked:
This is very pretty Quilt Dude! You did a wonderful job on the quilt.
QuiltDude answered:
Hello Debra! I see you've been all over my profile, checking out my projects and adding wonderful comments, so thank you, thank you, and thank you!
Debra Clutter asked:
Your welcome! Did you do the quilting on this also? I like the way it is quilted.
QuiltDude answered:
Yes, I do all my own quilting. I know it's a matter of personal choice, but I just feel like if I send thing out to get quilted, it's not really "mine"... plus, I save hundreds of dollars by doing it myself and I get the exact design I want [whether it's successful or not, but it's mine!] LOL LOL
Debbie Wilson asked:
Where do we find pattern. Or what size is the bigger middle block
QuiltDude answered:
Hello there Debbie. There is no pattern I just thought it up, but it's a bear paw pattern which is very easy to find online [Try Pinterest, YouTube, even here on Craftsy!] The bear paw is 12 inches total, so the center is 8 inches, the "claws" are 4 inches. The sashing is also 4 inches. Hope this helps you.
pinkpoodle asked:
Beautiful quilt and quilting! Is this your design/pattern, and is it available? Or do you know where I can get/buy it?
QuiltDude answered:
Hi PinkPoodle. Yes it is my own design, but I don't sell it- or rather, there is no pattern for sale.... This is actually just a 12 inch bear paw pattern, easy easy easy to find online. the sashing is 4 inches, and I just did black cornerstones. The secret is the fabric colors [just your normal rainbow], and the placement of the blocks. Hope this helps.

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