scrappy bear paw quilt

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scrappy bear paw quilt on door

In January, Dana started a scrappy bear paw quilt-along on Instagram.  I love making bear paws blocks and had a stack of fabric that I had set aside for myself ages ago.  It was a mix of old fabrics that I had been saving just for me, along with new prints that caught my eye.  Once I saw Dana’s quilt a-long, I knew I had to get started right away.

corner of scrappy bear paw quilt

I gave one paw in each block an accent paw.  In the end, it turned out to be a sampler quilt hidden in a bear paw quilt and I absolutely love it.  As soon as it was finished I had it on the bed.

detail of scrappy bear paw

The border is the Paris map print by three sisters for Moda.  It’s from years ago but I squirreled away yards of it because it is one of my most favorite prints.  It was my jumping off point for the prints for the rest of the quilt.  Basically, all my favorite colors, which are mostly sort of non-colors.

front of scrappy bear paw quilt

One of my favorite bits is the binding.  In with one of my favorite text prints, I added sections of a black print from the first fat quarter bundle I ever purchased back in 1997.  It is a Moda print and I still love it today as much as I did back then.

scrappy binding

The back of the quilt is a lovely black print on double wide fabric with some grey around the edges.

back corner of scrappy bear paw quilt

 

A friend quilted it for me on her long arm.  The quilting pattern was called bayside.  I’m sure they were going for waves, but to me it looked like thick curly bear fur so I had to try it.

scrappy bear paw on wall

She did an amazing job and I’m thrilled with how it turned out.

scrappy bear paw quilt on door at distance

 

mybricole on etsy update

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four 241 totes

I had a etsy shop years ago under the name bricole.  Back then, my shop was bricole, my blog was bricole at home and my tumblr was mybricole. (remember tumblr??  I still use it, true story)

At that time, you couldn’t change your etsy shop name so once I settled on mybricole, I set up a second empty shop to hold the name.  Then etsy decided you could change your name, but only once and I would have to delete the other shop first and hope I timed everything right to be able to then change the name and to be perfectly honest I just didn’t trust the internet enough to go through all of that.  I closed my first shop and now I’m using mybricole on etsy as my online shop.

mustang 241 on brick wall

A few people have been asking when I would be making totes for sale again and I’m pleased to finally be able to say, now.

arrow go anywhere tote on barn

I have a bunch of new bags listed and will hopefully be adding more in a month or two.  They are made with a mix of cottons and linens in all my favorite prints. Including a few hard to find prints that were painful for me to cut in to.  Through the results were worth it.  The fabrics really stand out on these bags.  I used several of Anna’s patterns to make them.

apple 241 on stone wall

Be sure to check out all the new listings!

around the block quilt

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front of around the block quiltThis was one of the those quick projects that took me ages to finish.  The colors are not ones I usually work with so I had a difficult time deciding how the blocks should work together.  I shuffled them around so many times.  I kind of hated it and then I loved it.

corner of around the block quilt

The heart of each log cabin block was part of a panel that I cut up and then edged with wonky bands of tone on tone orange, green, blue, and gold.  The orange is a cross hatch print, while the others are silhouettes of leaves.

The extra spaces around the blocks and the binding are a coordinating brown print that I think looks like little bees buzzing around, but is actually tiny airplanes.  I quilted it with gold thread in vertical straight lines.

back of around the block quiltThe back is big, wide bands of the coordinating colors that I used on the front.  aorund the block quilt

I think it makes for a great baby quilt.  I’m happy that in the end I powered through and kept working on this one.  It would have been a shame to let it sit on a shelf unfinished simply because it was bit frustrating in the middle of making it.

It will be listed soon.