Thursday, 16 June 2011

Finally managed to complete something!

Exams are over (kind of). I was too ill to attend them so I have no idea what's going to happen. Since there's no work left to do I've been catching up on some sewing. I finally finished quilting the Rural Jardin bear paw quilt and I love the way it turned out.

I was unsure about the thread choice when I started but I'm glad I stuck with it because, once I'd quilted all the "paws", it all blended really well. 

I echo quilted a quarter inch inside each paw and then repeated another quarter inch. I love the way that it has brought the bear paw pattern through to the back.

I still love the woven fabric I used for the back. It is so silky I'd love to make a quilt using all these woven fabrics, I'm sure it would drape beautifully. I used a bamboo/cotton blended batting and it has given it a gorgeous weight.

It's taken me an awfully long time to finish this quilt but it was worth it (many threads to bury when you do each paw separately). I think I'm going to free-motion quilt the second bear paw to see how different it looks.


  1. I am sorry you didn't feel well during exams! The quilt looks great!

  2. Love the quilting and the quilt!

  3. Just popped over from MSQC to check out your blog and just became a follower!
    Your latest bear paw quilt is beautiful! Great job on the quilting. I always feel alittle lost when I finish a quilt, happy but sad. On to the next one!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous quilt! :0)