Monday, March 06, 2006

Bear Paws from internet Swap















Nancy of www.nancyquilts.blogspot.com wrote of making Bear Paws quilts and mentioned a swap done quite a while ago with a group. I was IN that group! And I have the quilt done and labeled. So I decided to post it, and Nancy, it wasn't as bad as you thought! :) Sorry, the label picture isn't too clear. I pieced the quilt and then had my Amish friend hand quilt it.

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Thanks for posting your Bears Paw! I had forgotten that we swapped siggie squares along with the blocks. Wonder what happened to mine??? I probably put them up somewhere to use in the label and will find them one day tucked into the corner of a tote somewhere.

If you want to see mine it's on my blog. Go to my December archives. It's about 2/3 the way down the page. Shoot I just went to get the date and have forgotten already. Dec. 12th maybe. Also if you want another blast from the past my Churn Dash from QuiltFriends is in my November archives almost all the way at the bottom.

Passionate Quilter said...

I have my Churn Dashes too--I'll dig up that picture. I JUST found my label, made by the swap hostess, but forgot I had it. Now get this, I found a bag of siggie squares--yours included--but have NO idea for what swap that it was for! They are neat ones too! I might just have to make a mini quilt out of them! LOL

Nancy said...

If mine is a drawing of a cat then they're from a swap Judy G. hosted. I have a set and just haven't found the pattern I want to use for them yet. When I do they'll go in a small wallhanging for my sewing room.

dot said...

What a small world.

Pam said...

How fun to see the swapped blocks done, I had just finish reading Nancy's blog and then ta da here is a quilt made from those very blocks. Very nice job ladies!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Excellent use of swapped blocks! I like the siggy label - My DH designed a siggy for me - it is a humpback whale holding a heart. I got caught up in the millenium craze while living on Cape Cod and love my siggy. The same siggy works for Canada too, but Austria??? Maybe I should ask him to stencil a mountain behind the whale? OK, got to go to Nancy's archives to look at her version - what fun!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Lucy said...

This is absolutely a lovely quilt Marion :c)

Lucy said...

sorry you rname isn't marion but it is the place where you live :c)

Vicky said...

Beautiful quilt! How nice that you are connected with so many friends through this quilt!

Linda_J said...

Tale of the two Bear Paws--cool, Karen. I'll take Nancy's hint and visit her archives. Your hand quilter did a lovely job, Karen.

Looks like everyone had a great time at the retreat. I have a circle quilt on my UFO list--not like yours exactly but I really should pull that puppy out and finish up. No one at show and tell will have one like it, I guarantee. Your fabric is so much yummier than my scrappy thing!

cher said...

your hand quilting friend sure does beautiful work! how fun to see another quilt from that swap-it is a small world indeed!

Barbara Godfrey =^..^= said...

Hey Karen, Here is a voice from the past. I found my siggie square on your Bear Paws label. :)
That one and the Churn Dash quilt turned out great! I love the applique idea!!! Sure miss you on MG!
The siggie swap that Judy hosted - I made mine up in a small wh and use it to keep all of my little pins on instead of them getting lost in the jewelry box!
Barbara =^..^=

Anonymous said...

Hey, I see my siggy label too!! Have you been to Ikea lately...and if you have why haven't called!!!!!
Linda