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Let’s Bee Social #134

Posted on: July 20th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social!

Before I go any further….
I just want to say THANK YOU!!! to all who volunteered to help test the Modernitional Bear Paw pattern. Most of those volunteers have responded with news of having chosen fabric and are hard at work making a quilt to test the pattern. A few of them have also responded with the news that they have read over the pattern and have double checked the material list and cutting charts. I sure do appreciate everyone who has offered to help because it is becoming increasingly obvious that I am a little overwhelmed.

I have finished my quilt top. And completed the 84″ x 84″ version of the quilt.

Yesterday I managed to get this beast basted and quilted. Hoping for a Friday Finish!

As I had announced last week, I am anticipating my first ever vendor event at the upcoming International Plowing Match to be held in late August. And in anticipation of this event, I ordered some new business cards.

HELP! Call for pattern testers…

Because the end of August will be here before you know it, I want to have some of my other untested patterns ready for sale at this event . And I am looking for additional pattern testers to help with some other new patterns I have been working on but have not had the time to make. The following is a list of what I would expect to receive feedback on.

Is the information accurate and easy to understand? Do you have any suggestions on how to make the information easier to understand? How could the instructions be improved?

  • Material List
  • Cutting Chart
  • Piecing Instruction
  • Quilt Assembly

The following is a list of the available designs that need to be tested.

Ay Chihuahua, Funny Bunny, Kissy Fishy and Panda.

If you are able to put any of these  the Panda pattern at the top of your quilting list and are interested, please contact me by email and put the name of the pattern you would like to test in the subject line.

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What have you been working on?

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19 Responses

  1. Heide says:

    You bear paw looks fantastic. I am in the middle of working on a bear paw quilt and wish you had you pattern when I started it!

  2. Your bear paw quilt is epic!

  3. Cheryl says:

    Your bear claw quilt is beautiful, I really like how an actual bear is incorporated with the bear claw blocks (and bear claw paw prints 🙂

  4. cute quilt – again thanks for the weekly link up I think we all do enjoy it

  5. Love your Bear Paw quilt it is amazing!

  6. Allison says:

    Wow, Lorna, you are really fast!?! This looks great and I'm looking forward to seeing this one finished. If I didn't have so much on my plate right now, I'd jump on board… good luck with your testers!

  7. This is a great take on the bear paw quilt. I love it.I have a few too many project just now to pattern test but if I could, I would have the fishy quilt. It is adorable.

  8. Mari says:

    Your Bear's Paw quilt looks awesome! And the others–especially the fishes–are so darling!

  9. Pam says:

    I love that you put a bear on your quilt to go along with the bear paw blocks. Really great!

  10. Jayne says:

    You never ever take a break! I'm not complaining, as I love seeing what you design! Love that big old bear!

  11. Lara B. says:

    I've loved you Bear Paw quilt all along Lorna and can't wait til you have it for sale. I wish I was up to helping you with pattern testing – these new patterns are terrific too! I actually busted out laughing over Ay Chihuahua. 🙂

  12. Beautiful bear paw quilt. Love seeing the whole top done! Love your other new patterns. You just have such a gift for making them so real looking and cute!

  13. JanineMarie says:

    Wow, your sewing machine must really be humming. You are getting so much done!I'm looking forward to your Friday finish.

  14. Puppilalla says:

    Lorna – the bear quilt is amazing. I am looking forward to see more renditions of the quilt. Unfortunately, I am not fast enough a sewist to take your beta testing request on.

  15. BrendaM says:

    Oh my Goodness … I cannot wait for Ay Chihuahua to be available. that grey/brown doggie looks just like a friend's dog. Mouse (he is a Xoloitzcuintli but it still looks just like him).

  16. Lorna! Your bear quilt is A M A Z I N G!!! I'm sure it will be a popular pattern!! I'm not a Chihuahua lover…but of that pattern is cute!

  17. Rachel says:

    You've got so many great patterns coming out! I wish I had the time to be a tester for Kissy Fishy, but sadly my summer is just too busy to commit. I'll have to remember it for next time I do a little pattern shopping though! Your business cards are very nice too!

  18. A great quilt and those bear paw tracks in the borders really finish it off – too cute 🙂

  19. Oh darn I wish I had more time because I would volunteer for that Fishy quilt in a hot minute. So cute! 🙂