Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bear Claws

How disappointing, not the furry kind nor the kind you can eat!!!  I took my hubby to a quilt shop, hoping to find a summer wool felt pin-cushion project like this but she did not have one available.  Not wanting to leave empty handed, he found a pattern for a table runner using two blocks of bear claws and two smaller star blocks.  

The dark blue patterned strip on the bottom will be the binding.

He and my sister had fun choosing a Moda charm pack, Summer Breeze, since I'm a fan of blue and yellow.  I think it took a week of evenings to cut and piece it.  Now, it is pinned into a sandwich, waiting for the quilting part.  That's where I fall apart - do an overall pattern? stitch in the ditch?  colored thread or just a white quilting cotton thread??  Hopefully I'll decide soon so I can use it on the table while it is still seasonally appropriate!!

  I did manage to finish a spring themed wool felt pin-cushion.  This was one of two my sister, Goddess of Hand Sewing, gave me as a Christmas present quite a long time ago.


  1. "Sew" pretty ;) The colors & patterns are beautiful! The light/bright green creates a nice contrast w/ the blue/yellow.

    You're new banner is beautyFULL too!

  2. That table runner should be very spring like and one you can enjoy each year.

  3. I love the bear is my favorite patch! And those colors are gorgeous!! I have a whole drawer full of quilted table runners..some I made and some from my mom. Love quilting all kinds of things...just havent found the time to get out my sewing machine lately! Enjoy...thanks for sharing your ideas and pretty patterns! :)