Sunday, February 26, 2012

Design Wall Monday – Week #9

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My design wall is bare right now because I finished my Scrappy Bearpaws top!!!


It’s a big quilt and it took some effort to get a good picture of it.  Of course, it still needs to be quilted, but my focus this month was to move it out of the UFO box and onto the To Be Quilted (TBQ)shelf.  So my February UFO is complete for the Patchwork Times UFOChallenge, and before the end of the month too – woohoo!!!

The pattern calls for just a plain neutral outer border, but I wasn't satisfied with that.  I think creamy neutral in big spaces just looks like oatmeal when you stand back from a quilt, even really pretty paisley neutrals like this.  

And I didn't want to just use red cornerstones.  So I decided to carry the bearpaw motif out to the cornerstones.  I really like the effect!


Here it is all lovingly folded up and ready to be moved to the TBQ shelf! 


And here is the empty project box it came out of!   =^..^=


But that’s not all. I also got a UFO quilted this month! 


Here is Lavender Indulgence.  I made this beauty for my sister several years ago, but it sat on my TBQ shelf until I got to the point where I felt I could do it justice in quilting it.  My friend Joanne told me I could use her longarm to quilt it, so I jumped at the chance.  I knew it would look so much better done with a nice panto than if I tried to FMQ it myself on my home machine.  Not to mention all the time and muscle that would have been involved!  This is also a big quilt, so it took two afternoons, but it is done, and I am very happy with the results.



I sewed on the binding today and will spend several contented evenings hand sewing it down to the quilt.  I'm in no hurry since I our next visit to family in North Carolina will be in April.  If my sister is reading this – This one’s for you Laurie – FINALLY!!!!

So now share what’s on your Design Wall at Patchwork Times.

I’ll also link this post up with BOM’s Away Monday, Can I Geta Whoop Whoop! and Quilting by the River’s Tuesday Linky Party.

Hugs & Blessings,
Teresa
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38 comments:

  1. That is a gorgeous quilt. You need a NewFO!

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  2. The bear paw quilt top is beautiful, Teresa.
    And I really like the quilting job on Lavender Indulgence. And I don't just say that because I love all things purple & green! : )

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  3. Both quilts are beautiful!

    I particularly love the Bear Paw one.

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  4. Beautiful, you are really on a roll.

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  5. Great quilts! Nice finish on the UFO, I'm sure your sister will love it. Jane

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  6. Wow, Teresa! Your bear paw quilt is GORGEOUS. Really love the colors, and especially love what you did with the border and corners. Good move there! Lavender Indulgence is really lovely, too. I had the exact same kind of delay on a quilt for my sister that finally got to her last year. :)

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  7. LOVELY!!! Both of them are so pretty - congrats on busting those UFOs.

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  8. Those are quilts to be proud of..love the Bear Paw. It's a favorite block of mine!!

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  9. The Bear Paw Quilt Top is just GORGEOUS!!!

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  10. Great job on that empty box! Love the bear paws, they are incredible.

    glen

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  11. Both quilts are just lovely! Good job on your finished for February!

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  12. Isn't it nice to have an empty box. Your scrappy bear paws are wonderful. Nice job on the quilting of the other quilt.

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  13. The bear claws are beautiful, and I love the quilting on your other quilt - wow!

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  14. Teresa, Your quilts are lovely. The bear paw in on my to do one day list and anything purple and green is always beautiful. I'm the Purple Princess, you know! :) Love that you emptied 2 boxes. Wish I could.

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  15. Two really beautiful quilts! Love your idea for dressing up the border on the bear paw quilt. Congratulations on the ufo finish too!

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  16. Ooh, two happy dances! Congratulations!!! They are both beautiful!

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  17. Congratulations on a UFO finish and a finished quilt as well! Both are lovely, though the Scrappy Bear Paws just make me smile. Something about all the variety of a scrap quilt makes it even more special.

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  18. Isn't it nice to see an empty Art Bin? Now you get to fill it up again! :)
    Both quilts are great!

    Judy

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  19. Great progress on not one, but TWO quilts!

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  20. Your Scrappy Bear paws is really beautiful! Congrats on moving it to the "next" shelf!" The quilt you made for your sister is wonderful and love the quilting on it! Did you like doing it on the long arm better?

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  21. Both your quilts are really nice, your sister is lucky.

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  22. Absolutely love your Scrappy Bear's Claw Quilts. Nice job on the Sawtooth border.

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  23. Love that Bear's Paw top - just gorgeous!!!

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  24. LOVE the bear paw, that is stunning. And then I saw the lavender indulgence - what great colors together. Beautiful.

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  25. its a nice feeling to move it to the TBQ shelf. The cornerstones were perfect--you made a great choice.

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  26. Great Job! I love that block and your borders are terrific.

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  27. What a lovely bear paw quilt! Congratulations on 2 more done.

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  28. Beautiful Bear Paws! I like your inspired corner paws :) Congrats on two finishes equalling an empty project box and a happy sister!

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  29. I love the scrappy bear claw quilt! And your sister is sure to love the lavender quilt!

    Congrats on your UFO finishes!

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  30. Wow, I came to see your wonderful bear paw quilt and received a bonus. Love the lavender quilt even more as that is my favorite color. Do you need another sister??? hehehe.

    Both are beautiful.

    blessings, jilly
    visiting from quilting by the river

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  31. Definitley a couple of great finishes! Maybe your friend will let you use the long arm again for the bearpaw quilt. Lucky you.

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  32. I am so in love with that bear paw quilt! And look at that lavender quilt!! Oh My! Well done - aren't empty bins refreshing?

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  33. Marvelous finishes-I truly love those bear paws:)

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  34. I love your scrappy Bear Paws - and it was genius to put one in each corner!! And your quilt for your sister is beautiful - I'm sure she'll be glad to have it!! Whoop whoop!!

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  35. I love your scrappy Bear Paws - and it was genius to put one in each corner!! And your quilt for your sister is beautiful - I'm sure she'll be glad to have it!! Whoop whoop!!

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  36. Wow what progress this month and two lovely pieces of work to show for the efforts. An empty box, what a great feeling!

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  37. Take a bow! I love the scrap quilt and the lavender is making me swoon a little:)

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