Friday, April 25, 2008

Bear Paw Quilt Being Tied

Back in January I finished piecing this Bear Paw quilt top. It has been sitting on my table since then needing to be finished. I'd really like to have time and skill to machine quilt it, but decided to be more practical and tie it, so it can be used. Sunday I used scraps from the top, and some yardage I had to make a pieced back. When I was finished I had just a small pile of tiny pieces left over, and didn't have to buy anything fabric.
I brought in a folding camping table from the garage, and now am set up in the middle of the family room, so I can add a few ties whenever I have a few minutes. I started tying using embroidery floss, but it didn't look right with the flannel fabric. I ripped those ties out and started over with a skien of variegated yarn in warm fall colors. Emily Rose is even helping me with the tying. I sure appreciate her help. The yarn colors are perfect for this quilt. I hope to have it ready to bind soon.

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Mom2fur said...

That is really nice! I'm not so great at quilting, but I get the bug once in a while. Using variegated yarn to tie off the quilt is a great idea!

Terri & Crew said...

I love the colors and that is going to be just beautiful when it is totally done! Good job :-).

Debbie J. said...

I really love tied quilts! Yours is very pretty.

Getting a clothesline put up would be harder than making the bag! LOL

Theresa said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the leaf fabric and it's one of my favorite patterns. I have never tied a quilt before and have a HUGE queen + size quilt that I made my first quilt and it is all together wiating to be quilted...3 years now, just sitting... I am beginning to think that tieing might be a better option!