L: back M: bear's paw block R: bear block
This one's not finished yet. But, I wanted to post the top anyway. I actually bought the pattern a while back to make Terry a quilt in homage to his love of bears. He has several hundred bears in our house (don't worry, they aren't real! Ha!). He loves them. He has used bears as his focus in many of his oil paintings.
For some reason, after I made the top, I put it away and kind of forgot about it. I would come across it every now and then. So, when I was looking for quilts to take pictures of for this quilt week, it once again appeared. I really like it. I think having it out of sight for a while has a way of making me see it with new eyes.
I decided that I'm not going to make it into a hanging wall quilt. I want to prep it to frame it. Any ideas how to do that? I don't want it to buckle. I'm thinking I'll use an extra thin natural batting and then do some serious hand quilting. Then have it framed professionally. I don't know. I'm still thinking. Help me out with your thoughts. Pretty please!