I designed this quilt because I couldn't find any outdoorsy prints to do a simple patchwork. I decided to use bear paw blocks to match the fuzzy minky I wanted to use for the back.
After I sketched it out, I went to buy the fabric when my LQS was having a great sale. I tried to select fabrics which would give the quilt an ombre feel, and I think I succeeded.
I just love taking a pile of fabric and turning it into a cuddly quilt. It turned out even better than I imagined.
It was actually made at my husband's request. He asked me, "Do I get a fuzzy quilt?" So this is his Christmas present, finished nice and early. But now I have to wait three months before giving it to him. He requested a longer quilt (7 feet instead of 6) and an outdoorsy look. I think I fulfilled his request. He has officially been banned from reading my blog until Christmas.
Because this is to be a cuddle quilt, I quilted it simply by stitching in the ditch.
I love the way it looks on the back.
I added a label to one corner, and used Leanne's tutorial which has you stitch around it before hand sewing it to the quilt. This extra step was so worth it.
I used the same green from the corners for the binding which I sewed down by machine.
It looks great in our family room.
But he better be careful, because other people may try to confiscate his quilt. I had to reclaim it from Cheetah to hide it until Christmas. (Good thing Cheetah will receive his own quilt this Christmas.)
Quilt Stats #113
Name: Bear Tracks
Pattern: Designed by me
Quilting Design: Stitch in the ditch
Fabric: Miscellaneous browns from my LQS
Amount Used: 8 yards
Batting: Warm and White
Size: About 60 x 84 inches
Date Finished: September 2014
What I Learned:
- I like stitching around the edge on the label before hand sewing it to the quilt.
- It is easier to ban my husband from the craft room for sneaky sewing than my children.
- It is fun to design a quilt with someone special in mind.
P.S. I will be linking up with Finish it up Friday and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop.
P.P.S. I am also linking up with Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts for her Santa's Sweatshop linky party.