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Thread: Start of a surprise quilt

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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!

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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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    Your block is stunning and my husband loves that block!

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    That is going to be very nice - you are off to a great start!

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    You have done a wonderful job! very nice

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    That is looking very nice

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    Great job. That's going to be a gorgeous quilt.

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    awesome

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    Wow. I love your first block. You really do awesome work. It looks wonderful. Great job and thanks for sharing. Keep us posted as you work on it.

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    Thank you :). I'll be sure to post more pictures as I have them - I'm hoping to be able to get a couple of hours tonight to work on this again

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    Your quilt for your significant other will be fabulous!! i love the Bear Paw's block!!

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    Ooh, he's going to love it!!!!

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    Took me a little while, but I finally got the next block of this done :)

    I nearly finished it last night, but I made the mistake of working on it longer than I should have - ended up just getting tired and frustrated and eventually sewed a segment of it the wrong way round. Left it for the night and came back to it this evening - what a difference! Everything suddenly was measuring correctly and I fixed the mistake I made the night before.

    Still need to do the final square-up for it, but I'll do that tomorrow.
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    nice block

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