Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bear Paw Quilt

I made this twin size Bear Paw quilt when my daughter was a teenager in high school.  I saw it in her bedroom the other day while I was babysitting my grandson. She had it folded up in fourths on the floor for my grandson to lie down on!! I told her no, no, no quilts are NOT meant to be sat upon. Quilts are meant to cover your body for warmth. My son had done something similar and the quilting came out of his quilt. So after a lecture from me about the care of quilts I told him and now my daughter, I will not make anymore quilts for them if they are not cared for properly. Geesh, you would think they would know better.
I didn't have a digital camera then, so I am taking a photo of it now, even though it was made about 13-14 years ago. I spent about a year collecting various purple and green fabrics to make this quilt. I even found about 8 of these blocks I had leftover that I didn't use. I think I had figured the wrong amount to make because I forgot about the border. I might just make a mini version of this quilt using those blocks I found.
My daughter's favorite colors back then were green and purple. She now likes brown and blue or green.
I hand quilted flowers in the batik green squares.
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  1. Beautiful Daryl!! I've done quite of few of these quilts and each one is fantastic to work on.

  2. Daryl, Beautiful Bear Paw quilt. I love the hand quilting. I have only done 2 quilts that I hand quilted, one I still have and the other I gave to my sister. She will take good care of it.

  3. Beautiful hand quilting on a beautiful quilt! I like the green and purple. Maybe a pillow with the extra blocks on both sides.

  4. It's a beauty. Glad you let the "kids" know about quilt care. At least it was a baby on it and not a dog in the back seat of the car. That's when I stopped.

  5. Its such a beautiful quilt Daryl! When i was reading your post and looking at the pretty photos, the phrase "Handmade with Love" came to my mind. This is really a quilt handmade with love! = )

  6. I know how you must have felt. I would have been mortified. Alot of love and care goes into making quilts and someone that doesn't quilt themselves doesn't seem to appreciate that. I treat my quilts like they are fine bone china and get really worked up when someone doesn't treat them the same way. LOLLL It has worn really well though and hopefully it will offer many more years of joy, this time covering someone rather than under them.LOLL


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