© 2016 Rachel McDaniel Hayes

Bear Quilt/Jeans Skirt

December 5, 2016

Last spring when we were on a trip to Yellowstone, I talked my husband into visiting a quilt shop in West Yellowstone. I mean you just HAVE to visit quilt shops on vacation, right?  Anyway, he found a bear lap quilt kit he wanted me to make for him.  It is called "Bear Meadow." I promised to do it this winter.  The Irish chain quilt is going so slow, and I haven't sewn in about three weeks.  This proved to be just the motivation I needed.

Panel quilts go pretty fast.

 

 Got it all done, but something.....wasn't......right.

 There was supposed to be a flange on the top and bottom of the horizontal bear pieces.  Oh well.  Out came the seam ripper.  It didn't take too long to correct my error.  I didn't want an flange (difficult to quilt around using a pantograph), so I cut off 1/2" from the top and bottom of each piece and sewed in a piece.  You can hardly tell the difference, because the print had a border on it already. I just replaced it.

Not really sure if it was even worth the trouble.  I found a pantograph I think will work nicely for the quilting.

Now about that skirt.  A while back I tried to make a denim skirt from a couple of old pair of jeans.  My machine didn't do so well on the seams but I thought I'd probably still wear it. Well.....I found an Etsy shop that makes them reasonably priced and ordered one. It came today, and I could not be more pleased! I will definitely be wearing it a lot.  I think the one I tried to make will go in the thrift store box :)

 

 Isn't this just the cutest?  Jeans weight denim skirts are so warm too.  It will be perfect for winter.  Mrs. Delarosa does incredible work.  Check out her Etsy shop at CustomJeansSkirts.

 

 

 

 

 

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