Karen’s Brown Bear Quilt

Last time I shared an item made by Karen I hinted that another one would soon be ready for quilting. Today’s focus is that quilt. The theme for Karen’s third project is the animals found in the book called Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Her skillful piecing and talent for combining colors shined through on this project.

Karen’s lively composition demanded a stitch pallet that would nicely compliment her design. The bold colors in her fabrics demanded stitches that added motion and pizazz so we filled every inch with flowing lines using a matching variegated thread.

This is how Karen’s quilt appeared when it was finished.

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In all three of the borders, earthy green, people print and golden yellow, we chose to stitch interconnecting square spirals. The colored frames surrounding each of the animal squares were stitched with curvy lines. Within the animal squares I stitched a single straight-line just inside the perimeter along all four edges. 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.

Shown below is a photo of the back of the quilt. This view provides a much easier vantage point to observe the stitch patterns.

Karen M Brown Bear Quilt Back.jpg

I’m so glad we had the opportunity to look closely at Karen’s quilt together. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Karen and her magnificent project.

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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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