Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bear Paw Quilts



Another one of the quilts in Fresh Family Traditions: 18 Heirloom Quilts for a New Generation is Emma's Bear Paw. I made my Bear Paw quilt using the Scrumptious fabric collection by Bonnie & Camille. I had so much fun working on this traditional quilt design with such fun fabrics.


Like several of the other quilts in the book, Emma's Bear Paw is modeled after a quilt made by my great great grandmother, Emma Acelia Wakefield Fitzgarrald.  Grandma Emma's version is such a special quilt. Emma's piecing wasn't perfect, but she made every stitch by hand. The fabrics in her quilt are from left-overs from the dresses and aprons my grandmother remembers her wearing.



And her version is set on point, which I think is just a beautiful setting for this block.



Things have been a little crazy around here , but I have spring break coming up next week...and boy do I have plans to sew! Thanks so very much for stopping by!

14 comments:

Susan Smith said...

I LOVE this quilt!

laurajane said...

Beautiful quilt,enjoy your Spring break.xx

Karenkay said...

wonderful memories and stories..the quilts are beautiful!

Thimbleanna said...

Another beauty Sherri! Can't wait to see what you make on spring break. Are you going to market this spring?

AnnieO said...

Love this one bunches! Terrific inspiration quilt stories too--thanks for sharing :)

Lynne Tilley said...

I love your quilt, and the Scrumptious. I have a little hoard of that and need to start a quilt! Thanks for the inspiration!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Really beautiful quilt! Fantastic job!

Hildy said...

Your quilt is as beautiful as Emma's! She would be really proud of you:-)

Christine S said...

Another beautiful treasure!

Sara said...

Really beautiful - so crisp and airy looking.

2ne said...

Love this quilt :-)

Rebekah Gustafson said...

Love this quilt and I just LOVE scrumptious. I am using it some of my quilt right now too! Beautiful quilt!

Darlene said...

Sherri - It's another lovely quilt with a terrific story.

Lea said...

They are both beautiful! Just gorgeous quilts.

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