Thursday, 15 September 2016

Mod Bear Paw Finished

I finally got my Mod Bear Paw Quilted I tested the pattern for Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts. You can read more about the it here. Lorna is hosting a QAL of the pattern just pop over to her blog to start in on the fun.
It sat by my sewing machine for at least a week basted and waiting for me to decide how to quilt it. Lorna did wavy line quilting and I at first thought I'd do the same, I didn't want to over quilt it as it's a baby quilt. But when I actually started quilting it I just went right into loop-de-loops problem solved. I used Quilters Dream batting a 70/30 combination and really like how it stitched. I usually use  Hobb's Premium 80/20. But I do have to say I love the way the Quilter's Dream quilted.

early morning shot

My sewing machine is a thread snob and seems to have a real likeness for Aurifil when FMQing. I used Aurifil 2600 for the all over loops.

one colour of Aurifil thread
The backing was pieced from the leftover pieces, little to nothing added to my scrap stash and that makes me happy.

an easy pieced backing

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10 comments :

  1. Your little baby bear paw turned out so cute! I love the loopy quilting. And how great is that, that you used up the scraps for the backing? Such an adorable finish!

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  2. My machine is a complete thread snob, too, so I understand what you mean. At least 50wt Aurifil works, hurray! I really like the loops, and congratulations on this finish. That is an impressive amount of work. :)

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  3. My machine is the same way! Have to use Aurifil on top for FMQ. Your quilt looks awesome. I love that bear in among the bear paws!

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  4. Oh lovely in blues. I haven't finished mine yet so I'm joining in the QAL to give me more momentum.

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  5. THis is beautiful Cyndy! You did a great job.

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  6. This is adorable. I think the over all loops is a great choice and it's a fun filler to stitch. My machines always seem to prefer Aurifil better than other threads, but I'm okay with that...I love it too :)

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  7. It's awesome. I think the loops are fine. Congrats on the finish.

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  8. This looks so cool in blue! Loopy quilting is great Cindy and will wash and hold up really well.

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  9. That is such a darling quilt. Everything about it is sweet. Thanks for sharing the process.

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  10. Your bear quilt is fabulous!
    I'm just finishing mine up now... better late than never!

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