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Quilt Show is coming up fast - April 25, so I have to get all the remaining entry details taken care of - labels, clear plastic bags for delivery, etc.

Here is my last entry this time:  It is a large wall-hanging and I call it "Cranberry Bear." I completed the applique more than a year ago, then hit a brick wall when it came to finishing it off!  It is all batik, so hand-quilting was out.  I didn't want to send the quilting to the LAQ, but I was also hesitant to try it myself.  My DH's Christmas present this year, in the form of a larger sewing table, helped me whip up the courage to machine quilt it myself.  About 15 thread color changes, and here it is:

And the close-up to show the stitching.

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Comment by Irene Gallway on April 28, 2015 at 5:08am

Congratulations on winning 1st prize for this beautiful creation.  You always do beautiful work.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 27, 2015 at 3:10pm
Congrats to you and Cranberry Bear for your quilt show award!
Comment by Cheryl A on April 10, 2015 at 9:00am
Simply beautiful, Carol Ann. You did a wonderful job.
Comment by Joanna liguz on April 9, 2015 at 12:11pm

The cranberry bear is fantastic....He is one beautiful dude.! You will win a blue ribbon for sure.! Enjoy your time at the show...!

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on April 7, 2015 at 3:55pm

Barbara, I've always wanted to see a large bear in person, but not too close.  DS lives in the arctic village of Kaktovik, Alaska, and has seen several polar bears near there.  I've been turning over the idea of creating a polar bear, but there is so much WHITE to deal with!

Comment by Barbara Graham on April 7, 2015 at 3:16pm

What a stunning bear! Great job!

We've lived in here for thirty years and I saw my first bear in September. A grizzly--amazing! It was not in town, although from time to time a black bear is spotted in a tree.

Comment by Donna Sykes on April 6, 2015 at 8:09pm

Beautiful job Carol Ann. Good luck at the show!

Comment by Sharon Reeves on April 5, 2015 at 9:01pm

Wow, simply stunning quilt and love your design. You did a great job on your machine quilting and it's at least a Blue Ribbon for sure. Good luck on all you entries!!!!!

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on April 5, 2015 at 7:47pm

A winner for sure - spectacular applique and spectacular quilting!

Comment by Janet/MO on April 5, 2015 at 7:38pm

What a gorgeous quilt Carol Ann!  Please let us know which ribbons it wins as I'm sure it will win some!  

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