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Thread: Start of a surprise quilt

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    Member Mishi's Avatar
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    I've decided that I want to make my fiance a lap quilt as a surprise for him - trying to keep it a secret as long as possible. I didn't want a girly pattern, so decided to do the Bear Paw sampler BOM from FatCat patterns (http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/bearspaw_sampler.htm)

    I'm planning on making a few changes to the pattern - adding double sashing with four patch cornerstones, and having an outer border made up of single 6" bear paw blocks so it will end up as a good sized lap quilt (it needs to be big as he's pretty tall). I think it's going to take me a while to do!

    I decided to start with the December block, as it was the easiest one - I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Now I just need to wait to get an evening on my own to start work on the next block!

    Mishi

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    Your block came out fabulous. It's going to be a beautiful quilt. :D

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    It looks great so far...

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    You did a great job on that first block. It should turn out great.

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    I love the Bears Paw block!

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    Looking GREAT! Keep it up :-D

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    Great looking block!!

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    Nice!

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    Thanks very much for the kind comments everyone! :)

    It took me a while to do the block as I was double checking everything. I'm trying very hard to be careful, as I really want to make a good job of it for my partner, and I've not had too much practice at patchwork yet.

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    Very nice, bear claw is one of my favorite blocks.

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