“Bear Hug” Finished

5 06 2014

While quilting Cindy’s “Bear Hug” quilt last week, I was motivated to try the pattern using a truck/car/bus print for the giant center square.

The quilt was quick and fun to make with a fat quarter of the theme print, 1/2 yd. of orange tone-on-tone, and quater yard cuts of 4 coordinating tone-on-tones (green, yellow, blue, and red).


Inspired by a freehand quilting design in Mindful Meandering by Laura Lee Fritz, I practiced my idea for cars and pick-up trucks on a white board.

cars and trucks

Satisfied with the flow of the loops and curves, I quilted the vehicles with variegated thread diagonally across the quilt. This involved a bit of advancing and reversing the rollers on my longarm, so I was glad the quilt was small.

cars and trucks quilted

Won’t a baby boy enjoy “tummy time” in the backyard on this bright quilt?DSCN6320





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