Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Bearly Ready for Christmas 2011!

Woohoo!  Another UFO completed before the year is out!  All quilted and bound!


I'm calling it Bearly Ready for Christmas 2011 - because it it the Bear's Paw block and I am just squeezing it into this side of Christmas!


The top is all recycled fabric - old white flannel cot sheets and old flannel shirts!


The wadding/batting is wool left overs from another quilt and pieced together.


The backing was new but not quite enough for the quilt so I pieced a big Bear's Paw slightly off centre!


Quilted on the machine FMQ style with fans and outlining in Aurifil thread - fuchsia on the top and orange below!


Phew!


And here it is....






Maybe I should leave it out on Christmas Eve so Santa can snuggle up in front of the fire and get warm....?  

Now I wonder if I can finish another UFO before the year is out!?





22 comments:

  1. You ROCK Nicky! Great quilt,great job!

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  2. It looks great - I can't believe you've finished it already! Now get on with the rest of your Christmas stitching!!

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  3. Another fabulous finish! Love this one too. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  4. Well done Nicky, it looks great!!

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  5. Love this quilt, and would you go sit down with a glass of something and relax now PLEASE! I don't now how you work so quickly.

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  6. just fantastic!! I am dizzy from all the cartwheels but they paid off.
    I am amazed, and it captures the basis of patchwork-using scraps and recycled fabrics.
    You are a wonder woman.

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  7. That's one beautiful quilt N! V.well done! Jxo

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  8. Wohoo, well done! Looks great too! :)

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  9. I love it and by the way I am in your Wonky House swap group. My Photos
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38194405@N06/
    Can't wait to get started in Jan.
    Merry Christmas

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  10. Yay! Love how the quilting looks from the back

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  11. I so love that quilt SS. At the speed you work I am sure you would probably manage to finish another one.

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  12. Wow Nicky, that's lovely. I never used to e a fan of bear law, but I think you have converted me!

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  13. FABULOUS,FABULOUS, FABULOUS!!!! What a great quilt....I LOVE IT! The quilting looks sooooo good! A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, Nicky!!!

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  14. It's amazing, Nicky...I am in awe ;-)

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  15. It's amazing, Nicky...I am in awe ;-)

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! And I love the circular quilting in each block. You're so amazing.

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  17. Fantastic Nicky! It looks great! The quilting is fantastic and looks just as brilliant from the back. A perfect Santa quilt :)

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  18. Wowzers!! I was just looking at bear paw blocks yesterday thinking they looked like fun, go figure! The quilting on this looks like it was work, but it sure looks good in the end! I definitely think santa will want a snuggle-sesh with this beast. Congrats on the finish :D

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  19. I want to wish you a merry Christmas and happy holidays filled with many sweet moments!

    Kristin ♥♥♥

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  20. I love this quilt, Nicky! Love the vintage feel all sorts of plaid prints together makes! And the back is even good!

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