The Norwegian word for a bear is “Bjorn”. What a perfect name for my new quilt top.
I had the great pleasure of testing this giant bear paper piecing pattern for Juliet over @ Tartankiwi. Once again she developed a wonderful pattern!!
UPDATE: Pattern is now available in Juliet’s shop on Craftsy.
Here are some more details…
Block Size: 30 x 30 ”
Technique: Paper Piecing
Fabric for Bear: Umbrella Prints
Fabric for Background: Netorious in Kerchief (Cotton and Steel), Collage Texture (Carrie Bloomston), and Full Circle in Egg Shell (Eloise Renouf)
When finished this will land up being a wall hanging for my friend Daisy (over @ Ants to Sugar), who is expecting a new arrival next month!! [Daisy, feel to rename the bear for when its in its new home :-)]
On another note, but still related…..Juliet @ Tartankiwi is running a fantastic challenge with her butterfly patterns. There are prizes (oakshott cottons!!). So, check it out, have a go with her patterns – entries are open until 31st August.
I am submitting the Kaleidoscope of Butterflies quilt, I made with her butterfly patterns….which details can be found here.
Just to inspire you/ challenge you all to join in….some close ups of the two bigger butterflies.
Linking up with a few sites to celebrate that “bear” of a finish (hahaha)…
- Sew Cute Tuesday – Guest post by Quiltineering (see button on right)
- Let’s bee Social – with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts (see button on right)
- Finish it up Friday – with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Juliet is very clever at designing the patterns but you are equally clever at coming up with beautiful fabric combos; the bear is perfect! I have admired your butterfly quilt before, good luck with your entry, it’s so gorgeous.
Thanks once again for doing such a great job of pattern testing! You know I love both your Bjorn and your butterfly quilt- right!?!. Your work is amazing!
I LOVE HIM!!!!
what an awesome large block for a quick finish. I can see it surrounded in restful greens and browns for a cottage retreat, or in bright modern fabrics as you have done here.
I do love that bear! He is going to make an awesome wall hanging for a baby’s room!
Every time I see that butterfly quilt, I like it more and more. The bear is fantastic. After seeing so many this summer I feel like I need to make one.
Love the bear! 30 inches….wow….such a statement piece. And I have loved your butterfly quilt from the first time I saw it. Beautiful.
Love the bear and the butterflies are beautiful!
I love the bear …so gorgeous!! The Butterfly quilt is beautiful too!
Cute butterfly quilt, I like the strips running vertically. And that bear is awesome!
The bear block is awesome…. But I just can’t get enough of that butterfly quilt! I love it more every time I see it!
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I love the way you’ve placed the butterflies into the stripes.
Aren’t Juliet’s patterns wonderful?!! Bjorn is beautiful, as is your butterfly quilt – wonderful!
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