But what I am love-love-loving about this top is the pattern. And how it comes together exactly like a puzzle. I haven't made a top like this, either in forever, or actually EVER. I tend towards swathes of half-square-triangles, or meticulously arranged 9-patches. I lay out symmetrical blocks on a spare bed and arrange and re-arrange them, until I achieve some level of peace in my heart, and then I sew them all together.
For this simple lap quilt, it wasn't enough to write out cutting instructions. I made a plan. Maybe it's new to me because every aspect of the bear's paw block contains crucial directional design? In any event, I loved creating the pattern, the design, the math, and now, the sewing.
After a few frantic days of sewing, pressing and trimming, into the late night hours, and more often, early in the morning before the sun had risen (we insomniacs have some advantages), I have pieced most of the top.
Here she is, around 45" square, lacking a border, but complete in her paw-i-ness. (Yes, it's a word. Or it is now.) Not a feat of fine construction, nor a feast for tired eyes, but handsome and clean and pleasing. I am pleased.
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