Karen’s Brown Bear Quilt


Last time I shared one of Karen’s quilts I hinted that there was a second one. Today’s focus is on that quilt. The theme for Karen’s third quilt is animals; the kind you would find in the book called Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

I just love this quilt with its bright and cheery colors. Karen really showed her talent when she put this one together. This quilt, with it’s exploding color scheme was screaming for attention. We let our imaginations roll full steam ahead while choosing our stitch plan. The bold colors in her fabrics demanded stitches that added motion and pizazz so we filled every inch with flowing lines that keep your eyes a traveling from one block to another. To compliment her choice of colors we decided to use a matching variegated thread.

Have I peeked your curiosity? Let’s see how Karen’s quilt turned out.

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If you look closely you will notice the mazes quilted in continuous lines across the outer-most border. The same motif was repeated in each of the other two borders. In the colored frame surrounding the animal squares a flowing curvy line wraps around all four edges. Within the animal squares I stitched a single row of straight-line stitching just inside the perimeter. Another row of stitching was added just above the lettering. To finish off the blocks I encircled each animal with a row of stitches, giving them a dimensional appearance. The rainbow colored strips of fabric were treated with angular lines.

Below you will see a photo of the quilt from the back. I think it is neat how much more clearly you can see the stitch patterns. In spite of the colorful animals you can get a feel for the impact the quilting made without the distraction of the individual quilt blocks.

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Now that we have finished the guided tour can you see why I liked it so much? Would you have noticed all the details if I hadn’t pointed them out? I’m so glad we had the opportunity to look closely at Karen’s quilt together.

Thank you for visiting! See you soon!

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17 thoughts on “Karen’s Brown Bear Quilt

      1. No. Nothing beautiful about a screaming child Cindy. Stand out like a red tulip in a field of purple ones…

  1. Hi Cindy,
    Not only do I love the quilt itself but I adore the quilting. You have just given me some inspiration for one of the quilts that is hanging out awaiting me. Thank you! I am 100% sure that Karen LOVES how this turned out. How could she not?! ~smile~ Roseanne

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