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Let’s Bee Social #168

Posted on: March 15th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social!

Today I’m going to take you for yet another trip down memory lane…

I am so excited to share this quilt made by Janice.

She emailed me…..

Hi Lorna,
I am including some pictures of my quilt that I just finished which is based on your modern bear paw pattern from the QAL.  The deer, mountains, and trees are from a pattern from the book Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts by Pam Bono Designs. The maple leaf is from an online pattern Falling Leaves by Shabby Fabrics.

I made the quilt for a friend who emigrated to Alberta from England many years ago but he now lives here in beautiful Prince Edward Island. As soon as I saw your bear pattern I wanted to try it but was not sure about all those small bear paws!  So this is the result.

Thank you so much for the quilt along. Your instructions are very clear and I love all your pieced animals.  I have the pattern for the birds and have made some pot holders as gifts from that pattern. I hope you enjoy seeing my quilt – I know I really enjoyed the process and I love the result.  My friend does as well.

Thanks again.


Wow! This quilt is simply incredible! I love that she added all the other blocks and made this quilt her own design. My favourite part is the purple mountain majesty. I really like the flying geese border, too. And the quilting?!!! Simply stunning!

Thanks so much for sharing your photos and story with us, Janice!!!

It was just back in July of 2016 that I shared my large MOD Bear Paw quilt. You can see more photos and read all about the process here in this post.



Did you know this is a FREE quilt along here on the blog?

To participate in the quilt along, I also made the baby sized version in blue. That was shortly afterwards, in October. And you can read all about the process here in this post.


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17 Responses

  1. Three eye catching quilts, Lorna. Thanks for hosting. Have a great week.

  2. Lisa Marie says:

    Love the bear quilts! The way Janice combined patterns from several sources is fabulous and her quilt is simply wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great Canadian quilt!

  4. What an awesome quilt – love how Janice combined all the different blocks, to make it her own!!

  5. I love the pine forest, the maple leaves, and the Canada geese, but I agree with Lorna, the purple mountains are my favorite addition! The quilting on this lovely. Nice work Janice. Thanks for sharing Lorna.

  6. Kate says:

    Lots of fun blocks in Janice's quilt. The bear paw quilt is one of my favorites, but it's fun to see how it can be modified.

  7. Thanks for sharing Janice's gorgeous quilt. It is really lovely! Thank you for hosting Let's Bee Social.

  8. isn't Janice's quilt neat – thanks for sharing it, always nice to see how people are making your quilts.

  9. Lisa J. says:

    What a beautiful version of your quilt Lorna. You must be so excited to see your creation grow and blossom.

  10. LA Paylor says:

    I watched a special on Alaskan bears last night, so it's great to see your pattern here. Fab!!!

  11. Tish Stemple says:

    Janice's quilt is amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us. I love seeing how people can transform a pattern.

  12. Rachel says:

    Wow! Janice's quilt is so pretty! The bears go really well with the trees and the mountains. And every time I see your paw print border I'm very tempted!

  13. Paige says:

    I know it must be so rewarding when others share their finished quilts from your patterns! I love seeing everyone's spin on a pattern. Thanks for the fantasic party, Lorna!

  14. I like that you share photos and comments from e-mails you've received. Not everyone has a blog but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't see their work.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Love how Janice interpretation of your QAL turn. She has inspired me. Lora I love your work. I will be to doing one of quilts in the near future. Tea

  16. Karen says:

    Holy cow — that quilt is gorgeous! Nice work, Janice!

  17. Emily says:

    What a great version of the quilt! I love the idea of combining several patterns into one and making such a beautiful, cohesive quilt. Janice, it's a masterpiece!