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Friday, November 11, 2016

Modern Bear Paw Quilt Along

I think we can all agree it's been a week for the record here in the USA.
No matter where you stand on politics, it's touched us all.
This blog is my personnel space. A place where I can go to escape and really live the life I choose. I choose to "like" people and make my life the best I can make it for me...hopefully inspiring a few along the way.
So, when it turned ugly with the elections here this year, I turned to my favorite escape.

Little did I know, that when Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts 
offered up this quilt along, 
it was actually going to save me from all the crazy in the world.
Little did I know that as the crazy really blossomed, those tiny little
 paw-prints were going to save me!
Yep, I put the petal to the metal and blocked out all that was going on around me. Probably a good 10-12 hours was spent on Tuesday pretending that the world wasn't there. Just me and my Modern Bear Paw...
It was a good day, in my sewing room anyway!

I jumped out of bed on Wednesday and put this guy on the longarm.
Nice thing about the longarm is, that it really blocks out the noise from the TV. I know shutting the TV off works too... but that's no motivation to finish this guy up.

As I look at it completed, I'm so happy that I was able to find the fabrics from Northcott. 
Hey Northcott, you need to re-release these beauties.
I was asleep at the wheel when they first came out I guess.
Now that I've seen them, I want more more more!

I think I have a new wall paper for my computer now too.

"Sew" you see...
it's not been that bad of a week...
it's all in how you look at things!

You can check out this Quilt Along over at Sew Fresh Quilts
for yourself right
A big thanks Lorna for saving my sanity
and providing us all,  with this fabulous pattern!

Now I'm getting ready for the next big piecing event!
These look familiar to anyone?
Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt,
"En Provence" is rapidly approaching.
Nov 25th
That's just 2 weeks away.
You can read more about it right

til then...
Keep on Stitchin'


  1. Beautiful quilt! You did a fabulous job!

  2. Oh, lovely!! I still have half my outer paw prints to make and then going on a get r done mode too. I like how you quilted this and going to share with my long armer.

  3. Wow! Your quilt looks amazing!!! You did a wonderful job on it. Love it!!!

  4. It looks incredible. I am sure that it was a great distraction.

  5. Wow! I am just starting to put my "paw" blocks together. Your finish is amazing.

  6. It looks fantastic! I made one in the baby size.

  7. That looks great. I REALLY don't need another project but just might have to give this pattern a try. Maybe as a block(s) of the month for 2017.

  8. Gorgeous and that fabric is amazing for that quilt. It saddens me that so many fabrics are "retired" so quickly. I love this quilt pattern.

  9. This is an amazing result. You really hit the mark with your fabric selection. I think all your work on this one is stunning. And I am so pleased it saved your sanity!! You may need more of this in the future!
    I am also stunned at how quickly this has come together, regardless of the election.

  10. Your bear paw turned out wonderful. I love the Northcott fabrics.

  11. Congratulations on this incredible finish, Joan! Wow! Your bear paw is simply handsome and the quilting looks fabulous. I am so glad that working on this project has kept you happy. And I am so glad that you have quilted along!

  12. Your finish is beautiful - how good to make something that made you so happy :-)


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