The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sweet Grace by Jan Patek, Top Finished

 I finished stitching the blocks today and added the red print borders.  Love that dark red.  I can't take credit for the fabric choices.  The fabrics came with the BOM kit and out of the left over fabrics, I chose the red for the borders.
The triangles inside the pineapple were suppose to be stitched, but not liking to stitch triangles, I appliqued them to the background.  Now that I see the quilt, wow, it's bigger than a lap quilt, unless I have a big lap.

The cats have their noses pressed to the screen in the one open window that I leave open for air, must be a bear or a maybe a mountain lion, but then being cats, it could be a moth.  I can remember one time when Jim and I had a bear come to each window, late at night.  The bear was looking in each window, I finally opened a window and slapped the bear on his nose, didn't want him tearing the screen.  It startled the bear and I yelled to Jim,  "I touched his nose."  "You did what?"  "I touched his nose, felt just like a dog's"  "Oh for goodness sakes."


  1. Oh NANCY!Just the thought of two bears at my windows would freak me out.Your brave. How close are you to other neighbors? You sure get quilts done quickly. Cheri

  2. Hi Nancy, just had to stop by and admire that beautiful quilt-great job! red is my favourite colour, so I'm drawn immediately:)
    Are those pieces all needlturn? I am trying to teach myself on a small project before I start a kit I have from Jan Patek,
    Have a great day,

  3. I used to always tell Harper she had a little bear nose *s*

  4. I like the pineapple. A good design and your solution to applique instead of piece is a good idea. I probably would have done the same.

  5. Your patch is beautiful!
    And your history with the bear is incredible! You're lucky to live in this nature.
    Good day


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