It probably doesn't help that I keep adding things to my quilting plate either. I may be crazy but I've decided to join Lorna in the Modern Bear Paw Quilt Along. I really love the bear in Lorna's quilt and seeing that I live in the land of bears (not really they are quite a bit to the north )I thought I should pay them homage. To be honest I'm pretty scared of bears, but not the quilt....although I'm sure I'll be trailing along behind the others in this quilt along.
I don't normally choose brown as a colour in my quilts but I just have to make this bear in brown. I've got all solids and to spread out my fabric love they are all from different companies. Having just finished the Blog Hop with the lovely Cirrus Solids, I went with a medium brown from the collection. The dark brown is a Free Spirit fabric and the background is Kona Ivory. Being me, I had to pop some colour in there for the sashing, so I went with this soft green I had in my stash. It's the only green I had enough of.
I'm planning to open up the quilt a bit, giving it more negative space and less bear paws. I'm going to be
Speaking of my living room I'll also be making Lorna's Cat Treat Quilt. She's coming to lead a workshop at my local guild on October 29th. The Cat Treat Quilt was the choice I made to work on. I'll be picking up a green for the background fabric and I'm sure I have some white in the stash for the fish bones. Here are my fabrics for the cats.
They are all Kafe Facet prints. I'm mostly going to go with darker cats but I have to have one light cat using the fabric at the front for Benni.
And speaking of Benni, he's currently wearing the cone of shame. He got into a scrap with a neighbouring cat and has a gouge in his beautiful face. He was on antibiotics but he kept pawing at his wound so it's been taking a long time to heal.
He's looking miserable because we are making him stay inside while he heals...poor cat. Anyhow I'm going to join the two linky parties that Lorna is holding this week, The Mod Bear Paw linkup and Lets Bee Social, although I'm not starting work on either of these two quilts until I get caught up with the Meadow Mystery.
Seeing as I'm just getting started on Lorna's quilt along, you can too, maybe make a pillow or a placemat or something more ambitious like a whole quilt. The more the merrier, I say.