Curious Dream Blog Hop – Girl & Boy Baby Bear Paw Quilts

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Hey everyone! It is my stop on the Curious Dream blog hop! Angela from Cut to Pieces has a new fabric line with Windham Fabrics called Curious Dream and it is so cute. I was asked to mix Curious Dream with another Windham fabric line and I love  a challenge. I picked Iza Pearl’s Blush and Blooms fabric line and I think it was such a great pairing.

boy and girl bear paw quilts

I have had so many friends having babies in the month of December and I needed some quilts to send as gifts. I decided to break up the lines into two quilts – one girl quilt and one boy quilt. I decided to go with a large block design that is super fast and easy to make. I think it took me a day, with many breaks in between, to make both of these tops. I will share my measurements at the end of the post.

boy bear paw quilt

I think sometimes it is hard to find fabrics that work for boys and I think both of these lines had some great options.

boy bear paw quilt detail

One of my favorite prints is the green I used in the middle of the boy version. I just have a soft spot in my heart for greens and this one is just so vibrant. My husband really loved this top and I think we are going to gift it to his friend that just had a baby boy.

girl bear paw quilt detail

I decided to use the blues and turquoise prints for the middle focus on the girl version with a cross of pink. I really think this turned out so cute and mixing in those greys really gives it some softness.

girl bear paw quilt

You might have noticed that the girl version is a little different from the boy version. I was testing out the pattern when I was piecing the boy top and had to improvise to make it work. I usually don’t have problems on measurements when I draft something in EQ7 but these was a slight difference in a couple of pieces. I love the improv look of the boy version and the crisp cleanness of the girl version.

Here are the cutting instructions for the quilt. It is super easy to assemble. Your blocks may vary so if you need to improv like me it is okay. I think it gives it a really modern look.

* 5 various grey fabrics 6 1/4 X 6 1/4 (four for the corners)

* grey fabric 5 X 5 (for the middle)

* 8 various dark and light fabrics 6 5/8 X 6 5/8

– subcut diagonally to make 16 triangles

(those will make the HST units. I trimmed them to 6 1/4)

* middle cross (pink or green here) 17 5/8 X 5

* Various colors (the middle of the bear paw) 12 1/4 X 12 1/4

I hope you make a baby bear paw quilt too! Let me know if you do.

You can go see more from the Curious Dream Blog Hop by visiting these amazing bloggers

Monday, December 12th – Heidi Staples – Fabric Mutt  http://fabricmutt.blogspot.com.au/

Tuesday , December 13th – Kelly Bowser –Kelly Sews  http://www.kelbysews.com

Wednesday, December 14th – Brooke Sellmann- Silly Mama Quilts http://www.sillymamaquilts.com

Thursday, December 15th – Wendy Sheppard -Ivory Spring  http://www.ivoryspring.wordpress.com

Friday, December 16th – Becca Bryan – Bryan House Quilts  http://www.bryanhousequilts.com

Saturday, December 17th –  Chris Dodsley- Made by ChrissieD  http://madebychrissied.blogspot.com

Sunday December 18th – Aurifil – http://auribuzz.wordpress.com

Monday, December 19th-  Jennie-  Clover & Violet http://www.cloverandviolet.com

Tuesday, December 20th – Stephanie Kendron – Modern Sewciety  http://www.modernsewciety.com/

Wednesday, December 21st – Joanne from  The Fat Quarter Gypsy – http://www.thefatquartergypsy.com

Luna Sol Blog Hop

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Watch out for shooting bunnies, stars, and space flowers!!!! Luna Sol has arrived bringing a colorful spectrum of burning sunrises and calming sunsets. This is such a fun collection.

But I wanna back it up a little for a minute so stay with me…

When I attended Quilt Market in 2014 I was at a Robert Kaufman party and was approached by a quirky young lady who said I can NOT believe I am meeting you. I was like OH MY GOSH why? She mentioned she loved the podcast and I felt like we were besties. She even said she talked back to me when she listened. (I get this a lot and I love it – people I can hear ya and I answer:) It was Felice. We have chatted a lot since then and I have so enjoyed seeing Felice chase her inner spirit animal with her FIRST fabric collection with Windham Fabrics.

Luna Sol fabric line

On to the fun part… the fabric!!! I love fabric. I love love love to pet it, look at it, think about what I am going to make with it, talk to it (don’t act like you don’t do that!), and well just enjoy every single thread of it. It is normal I know. You all get it because you love fabric too.

Felice really picked some space odyssey colors that work so well together. I love the colors in the collection because I don’t think they are the typical colors you would put together but they work so so well. They are all super vibrant and rich. The orange is just perfect. The pink isn’t super pink but just right. And that purple is just on point. They do remind me of the perfect sunrise and sunset colors.

Night Bunnies Quilt

When Felice asked me to make something for the look book and market booth I was so excited. I love seeing my friends in this industry succeed. She really wanted to make this dream come true and she did. It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for her either but she didn’t let anything stop her.

I knew I wanted to make something that spoke to me like the fabric spoke to me. I love the theme of shooting stars and bunnies with the ditzy flowers. I settled with a star pattern that is super easy to make. You will be able to get the free pattern here soon. I did put like colors together in rows to play on the sunrise/sunset theme. I really love this quilt. Like super love everything about it – Felice reaching her dream goal of designing for Windham, the whimsical space bunnies, the colors, the star pattern, and the nod to beginnings and endings like the sunrise and sunset.

My children always love the quilts I make. They enjoy watching the process of each quilt come to life. They love checking out the fabrics when they arrive. It always amazes them to see it on the long arm being quilted. BUT this collection was one they just adored from the minute they saw it. They fell so in love with everything about it. They made me reassure them I would be getting it back after Spring market. We received it back last week and they were so happy. They just were so excited to have it back and they looked at all of the blocks again remembering the different things in the fabric design. They have cuddled it ever since.

This is a must have collection in my opinion.

If you want to check out the other projects please visit the following blogs:)

Sept. 19 – Fabric Mutt
Sept. 20th – Bryan House Quilts
Sept. 21st – Stars & Sunshine
Sept. 22nd – ME!
Sept. 23rd – Sew Scatterbrained

MS episode 086:: Janine Vangool of Uppercase Magazine

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Uppercase Magazine

Uppercase Blog

Uppercase Shop

Uppercase Compendium (that I talked about on the podcast and how much I LOVE the stories. Get this ASAP!)

Uppercase Typewriter book

Uppercase Fabric 

Uppercase fabric Lookbook (it is an awesome so please take a look for sure)

#uppercasefabric

#uppercasereader

Wanna subscribe to Uppercase… well you are in luck! Janine gave the Modern Sewciety listeners a discount code for $15 off a subscription! Isn’t that awesome!!! Use the code “modernsewciety” when purchasing your subscription to get the discount.

MS episode 078:: Anna Graham of Noodlehead & Felice Regina of Sew Scatterbrained

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Anna Graham::

Anna on Instagram

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Handmade Style

Rain Walk fabric

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Noodlehead website

Noodlehead patterns

Noodlehead tutorials

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Her NEW pattern – Maker’s Tote found HERE

Felice Regina::

Felice on Instagram

Sew Scatterbrained

Felice Regina’s Shop

The Collegiate Tote (the one we spoke to)

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Bubble Plus Quilt pattern (the one she made with Medencino)

Sew Scatterbrained t-shirt Shop

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Felice Regina Etsy Shop

Sew Scatterbrained Tutorials

Felice’s NEW pattern:: Treasure Jar Quilt (I tested this one)

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Felice Regina (her site for her artwork)

I am Luna Sol (her soon to release Windham Fabric line)

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MS episode 074:: Heather Jones, Kim Andersson, and Heather Givans

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Heather Jones’ website

Quilt Local 

#Quiltlocal

Heather Jone’s on Creativebug

Heather’s new pattern Marrakech

The art supplies Heather and I chatted about::

The Rhodia notebook’s

Faber-Castell Pencils

Pitt Pens

Copic Markers

PaperMate Sharp Writer

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I Adore Pattern  – Kim’s website

Good Hair Day lookbook

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Crimson Tate

Heather Givans on Windham’s site (I’ll update this link when her lookbook is up)

Heather wrote a blog post about the #paperobsessed envelopes for market! Below is the address to send the envelopes too but if you have questions the blog post is the place to check out.

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