Saturday, 12 April 2014

Rite of passage


A lack of fabric and re-order on one project meant a re-focus on another yesterday!   Baby bear was dragged out of the cupboard and worked on till I got to the border ..... What colour to make it?






I really wasn't having much success so I called in the think tank aka Helen and she came up with a few suggestions, one being aqua!  I trawled through my stash and found an aqua print left over from my Millefiori quilt.   

Call me odd if you like but I really like to put a bit of fabric from one quilt into another one - it sort of connects them to each other.   It usually happens because the fabric is still lying around or still in my head and I think oh yes that will do - well it was true today too!  It does do!  Thanks Helen you really helped unstick this one!





Mama bear is watching her baby bear keeping him from wandering too far and he is excitedly running up and down, hither and thither (don't get to use that phrase often enough) making poor mama bear dizzy!

I love the fact that this quilt is my own design, it uses up the tiniest of scraps that most people throw away, and features a few special fabrics in the paw squares saved for a special purpose!  




If you made the wee HSTs while making other blocks then it wouldn't really take that long to complete.  It may become the go-to design for a baby quilt for me.


I love the border where I will quilt in the personal story of anyone it is gifted to and there is a baby coming along in my church family who might just want a quilt...all the more reason to finish this off don't you think?

And why rite of passsage ?  Well this quilt comes off my ufo list and moves to my tops to be quilted one!  Think it will get done quite soon...

15 comments:

  1. It looks fab! I love the colors and placement of the blocks. Border adds a new value to it. Great!

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  2. The perfect border choice! And I love Mama Bear's paws holding on tight! Jxo

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  3. Cooking with gas on that FAL list!

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  4. It's gorgeous! I love that Mama bear.

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  5. Brilliant design, and I love the idea of the quilting :-)

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  6. Beautiful! The aqua and the mama paws are just perfect!

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  7. Love your design with mama bear watching over her excited little cub. Such a nice story for a baby quilt.

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  8. It looks fabulous Nicky. I only throw the tiniest of scraps away too

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  9. Bear paw is one of my favourite quilt patters, and this take on it is fabulous!

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  10. Great progress - I am with you on using leftovers from one quilt into another, it just happens doesn't it, and now you have me thinking what I could do with those weeny HSTs that I put somewhere................

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  11. Fab choice of border, well done team! And what s lovely idea of writing details on the border!

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  12. I love the aqua border and it's the perfect shade! I may have to use my little blue and white HSTs (from the snowball/nine patch quilt top-to-be) to make some baby bears of my own. At some point, that is!

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