Monday, April 17, 2023

Bear in The Woods Through a Window

Cary Quilting - my wonderful local quilt store - had a free applique pattern for the bear and racoons peaking around the tree which was designed by the owner back in 2015/2016. I made my own version back in 2016 - read more about the quilt - and never got beyond the quilt top. 

The applique pieces were done raw edge applique. I surrounded them with pieced pine trees made from flying geese in several colors of green and then added a narrow border around the whole edge to finish off the "window".

When I picked the project back up to quilt, I briefly debating changing out the outer border but at 37" x 37" decided it was a reasonable size for a baby quilt. 

As part of the quilting process, I zig-zagged over the raw edges - baby quilt means it needs to be ready to be washed a bit - and did a loopy meander through all the blue. The trees were left unquilted.

The backing and binding are Moda Sweetwater Pure line from my stash. (Same fabric used here!)

I intend to gift this quilt to a new baby due any day now!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Oh my that is so cute, love the racoons and bear! Congrats on finishing it up:)

  2. What a fun baby quilt! The pieced trees are the perfect addition to the cute applique center.

  3. The backing and binding compliment the quilt perfectly. Sounds like this was a great time to get the quilt finished; I'm sure it will be appreciated as it is used and loved!

  4. I remember that pattern being one of my favorites and I bought it, since I couldn't get to the shop. I have been there once, but not since my son moved from Raleigh to Charlotte ... and now he's here in Knoxville.


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