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Monday, October 22, 2012

DWM: weekend and Bear Paw

I took a red-eye flight from SFO to ORD (Sunday, 10/14, to Monday, 10/15). I'd never done that before and now I know what it's like:  I dozed but did not sleep.  I got home at  7 a.m. and took a 3-hour nap.  I was glad I kept up with work-related email while I was in California or I'd never have gotten through the week.  I stayed home Tuesday evening (and watched the presidential debate), but had meetings Wednesday and Thursday.  A day off Friday provided some catch-up but I had events at the library Saturday morning (Zion-Benton Leadership Academy) and afternoon (antiques appraisal).   
Sunday was a perfect October day.  We raked leaves and pulled the remaining tomatoes out of the garden. (Two little eggplants, too.)   
Back to quilting!  I will post photos from the Pacific International Quilt Festival and the Magpies' meetup once I sort them.  Meanwhile, here's how the scrappy Bear Paw quilt looked at 10 p.m. yesterday.  I combed through  my stash and found a beige print with red flowers that would do for the border. I wasn't wild about it but I'd settle for it.  After I cut crosswise strips I realized that the border had a "drop match" (like wallpaper) and if I didn't line up the strips precisely the effect would be all wrong.  I didn't have enough fabric to do that.  I changed the plan to flying geese made out of the  2.5" HSTs that are my default size for leaders-and-enders, with red strips for stability. If I'd pushed ahead to attach the last of the borders I would have gotten a second wind. I opted to go upstairs and get some sleep.
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10 comments:

  1. I LOVE your scrappy bears paw quilt. It almost looks like a crazy quilt, which is a good thing. That's something I would love to sleep under and then wake up to.

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  2. I just can't keep up with you, Nann! You do get lots done with your leaders and enders. That bear paw quilt is super!

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  3. Just Beautiful! Love the scrappiness. Perfect for the Bed. Love your border too. Good job!

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  4. Now THAT's a design wall! And what a great scrappy quilt - I LOVE it!!!

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  5. I'm guessing that the HST's are what became your scrappy flying geese borders? They look so lively and they fit right in with the bear paws. This looks like a monster of a quilt for size; how big are the bear paw blocks? Maybe this is one to send out to be quilted? It certainly is beautiful!

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  6. Your Scrappy Bears Paw Quilt is beautiful. Sorry your first border idea didn't work out, hopefully you'll find a second even better fabric this time around.

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  7. Wonderful quilt. Great effort what with all you've been doing recently.

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  8. Beautiful quilt. All my favorite colors.
    And I LOVE that round wooden container...what is in it???
    XOXOXO Subee

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