~ Bears in the Woods Quilt ~
from Quilt in a Day
I purchased the book and some fabric in November 2006
just before we were moving from San Diego, CA
to Denver, CO.
The store is in San Marcos, CA.
Eleanor Burns was filming one of her quilt shows.
I was unable to meet her. The signs in the store asked everyone to be quiet.
Her studio where she tapes is right there inside the building with the store.
While we lived there we were also able to drive by her Cabin Home;
also where she has taped some of her teaching CD's.
San Marcos is beautiful.
Fast forward it is now 2016 and I finally have the quilt top completed.
We have moved a lot over the years.
Things remained packed up and put away!
I just came across the book and fabric and decided it was time to get it done.
We saw a sample in the store and I just loved the quilt.
The quilt is large 84" X 84"
Here is a close up of the corner of the quilt.
They had flying geese running around the corners;
I replaced them with red squares to bring out the small bits of red throughout the quilt.
This one was taken on my work surface tables
and it was not big enough to capture the whole quilt.
But I love how the log cabin blocks created a star.
I took this one from the stairway.
I did not have enough floor space to lay this quilt top out flat.
The window puts a lot of glare and makes it hard to
I went with white fabrics (all scrappy) around the border
of flying geese. I thought if I stayed with the more neutral tans
that the flying geese blocks would fade away and not be noticed as much.
My husband and my sons love Log Cabins
and we hope to have one someday.
I also hope to be able to fill that cabin with my quilts
both on the beds and hanging up on the walls.
~ Sandra ~