Bear Facts and Multiplications

16 Jan

It seems a long time since I last posted. In fact it is quite a long time. Tempus Fugit when you are enjoying yourself. Also I have been running a bricks and mortar shop which took up most of my time. Last time I published I think I had completed the Elizabeth Hartman Bjorn the Bear Quilt. The latter was made from leftovers from the Fancy Forest Quilt I made earlier. I don’t know if that qualifies as upcycling but whatever it is it’s an extra quilt top for no extra outlay and that can’t be bad.

After I made the first Bjorn quilt I watched a video of Angela Walters quilting a quilt by Tula Pink. She had taken the Bjorn the Bear pattern and used her own fabrics to add her stamp and I thought it was really attractive. It was not anything I would have thought of doing myself but there it was. Also, in my stash was a bundle of Free Spirit Fat Quarters I had no idea what I was going to do with. A Match made in Heaven. What do you think?

Compare the one on my 3rd December 2018 post. Two totally different quilts with the same basic pattern. I intend to do this again when I find a likely candidate. I love it.

The original for comparison.

I didn’t do the quilting the same way that she did. She did a lot of clever feathers and I think I must be the only person in the Quilting World that does not really like them. Or maybe I am just a scaredy Cat. I really must try and conquer them. Who knows they may even become my favourite pattern. Whatever else it is all good quilting practice and you can’t have too much of that.

There is a reason for my return. My steam driven website is now no more. I have a new site with a new look and hopefully I can keep up with the blogs as I explore more quilts in the future.

http://www.nsaaquilting.co.uk is the address. Hope to see you there.


3 Responses to “Bear Facts and Multiplications”

  1. Dino01 January 16, 2021 at 9:33 pm #

    So nice to see you back on the blog, i used to enjoy the posts 🙂

  2. Joanne in Massachusetts January 16, 2021 at 10:27 pm #

    I think I prefer the older version because I like the saturated colors but the newer version is very compelling. Perhaps the photograph can’t do the fabrics full justice? I do very much like the Bjorn with the daisy (?) fabric and the white background, which shows off the quilting so well.
    While feathers in their many versions are indeed lovely, I must admit I am always happy to see other quilting patterns at quilt shows.

  3. quiltaholic January 16, 2021 at 10:46 pm #

    I know what you mean. Two quilts for two different tastes.

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