Thursday, November 8, 2007

Crazy Bear Paw

OK. This one is all mine. I pieced, quilted, and bound it all by my lonesome self. It was A LOT of work! Now in saying that is was a lot of work, it was also a lot of fun. The crazy star stack and whack method from Buggy Barn is really fun, and not too hard to do. I did make 48 of those four inchers. Not to mention the half square triangles of which I lost count along the way. I think the saw tooth border was definately worth it! I wish I could say that I was keeping this quilt, but it was a for hire job, so I will be saying good-bye to it soon.
Here is another shot. I stitched in the ditch around the stars and filled the centers with swirls. The inner sashing has three straight lines going through it, with a wavy line through the outer sashing.

I went for the feather border, and it turned out nicely. I used to hate feathers, but they give a nice old fashioned touch. I followed the sawtooth border with a wavy line, and filled the inner border with alternating swirls and stars.


4 comments:

CONNIE W said...

It's a beautiful quilt. I also have a longarm but I dislike trying to do SID, it's not easy staying in the ditch for me.

Bonny said...

awesome molly! I loved the detail you shared in the post. This is an awesome quilt. Who did you do it for? We'll have to chat about it

Bubbles said...

I love how you quilted that. I have a buggy barn quilt pieced together but I am scared to start on it - but you did some cool stuff on this one. I too am not good at stitching in the ditch, but I love how it looks on those stars. Maybe I'll give it a shot. I hope you are selling that for a fortune!! I can't imagine how much time you put into that!

Molly said...

My SID is definately not perfect, but if I use a ruler I do OK. This quilt is actually part of a trade for the AC we put in our house this summer. I don't know yet what I am charging. It is for my brother - in -law to give his mom for Christmas. I didn't realize it would be so time consuming when they chose this pattern, so I didn't prepare them for a steep bill....