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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Child's Play - Paw vs Pole

The September Challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is
Child's Play
today I'm excited to share
Paw vs Pole.

As Island Batik Ambassadors,
we were to create a juvenile-inspired project quilt
that were included in the ambassador boxes we received in July.

The challenge, for me, was to make the blocks into a child's quilt.
That's when I sat down with Electric Quilt to play with the design.

I chose to add a quilt block I designed called
with the
Bear's Paw blocks from the Accuquilt die
Paw vs Pole was born.

Would it be easier for a bear to catch a fish if he had a pole?

What I love most about using the Accuquilt GO! Bear's Paw block die was the ease of cutting the pieces and especially the triangles for the half-square triangles.  I was even able to cut the background squares and triangles for the "Lunchtime" applique block.  The piecing was so fast.

I just chain pieced all of the half-square triangles at once
then chain pressed with my pink Oliso Pro iron.

The Bear's Paws were made with an Island Batik fabric from the  "French Blue" collection by Kathy Engle. The background and borders are all Island Batik Foundations.

 The applique bear was made with my Island Batik stash fabrics
my favorite fabric adhesive with no tracing, HeatnBond EZ Print Lite.

The appliques were stitched with Aurifil 50 wt. thread # 2784

I quilted Paw vs Pole on my Handyquilter with Glide thread in white.

I think this quilt is perfect for a little fisherman.

I really enjoyed trying a different border effect with this quilt
certainly loved the ease of the cutting with the

You can find the full list of Island Batik ambassadors posting for the 
Child's Play challenge
by clicking HERE.

Now, Let's go fishing.


Julie Kaye from KS said...

Super cute quilt. From the bears paw blocks to the way you did the water border. Great ideas! Hey, you have red glasses on. lol

Kresti said...

Really cute quilt - great job and very punny!! :-)

Vicki in MN said...

So stinkin' cute!!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Very cute, Carla!

Carol Swift said...

This is so dang cute! I struggle with those bear paws...I think I need this die.

Kathleen said...

This is just so much fun! I love your imagination and your ever creative and new spin on blocks.

Barb said...

So adorable!!!!

Carol said...

Cute quilt, Carla! I like the way you had the water flow off the quilt--very effective. Bear paw blocks and a bear make a great combo. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

That was one of my favorite blocks last year, and it's a great addition to this quilt!

Pamela said...

This is a perfect Bear's Paw quilt for a child! I love it!