Friday, January 27, 2012

Bear Paw!

Sneak peak, first block -- bear paw -- for  my dad's king-sized quilt.

Lots of "Secret Garden" fabrics in this one, with brown "Painter's Canvas" (yummy!) for the sashing.  In short, it will be quite a traditional quilt design, but made with modern fabrics.

And I can give a hearty endorsement to "Triangulations," which is working brilliantly for quick piecing of the 2.5" half-square triangles; I look forward to using it for the teeny tiny HSTs in some of the Farmer's Wife blocks.

This block doesn't look very pretty from the back: I don't think my Featherweight is the workhorse I would like her to be (as sweet as she is).  I want my Janome back!  I might have time to pick it up today.  Can hardly wait...!

Anyway, I hope you like this sneak peek, Pops.  XO


Archie The Wonder Dog said...

It looks great! Love that background fabric!

LizA. said...

Ooh, lovely. This has always been one of my favorite blocks.

Annabella said...

Love tramodernal designs and your Canadian bear paw is wonderful!