Momma bear and cub blissfully playing in their own world., this fabric inspired the nature theme for courthouse step blocks I've been making. I gathered various prints on that idea, though the colors of the quilt were mainly inspired by spring and little of summer.
There is another coordinating print from the same collection which features tiny bear and his many friends. With only half yard pieces that I had, I combined them both to have enough for the sashing.
I tried a couple of layouts and settled on this arrangement. I needed to make filler blocks for the ends of alternating rows, kind of like half blocks., then trimmed the rows to even out any differences as I went sewing them together.
This is how the rows look off center from each other with a 3" sashing strip in between the blocks.
Seams on the back side.. they made me quite nervous with the fraying edges, I was worried they might disappear on me, altogether!
This lovely Nani Iro fabric caught my eye for the border. I had barely enough, as you can see patched up with a scrap of bear fabric. So I made extra blocks for the corners and set them against the border like this. It made up for the shortage I was facing. Now it's time to pick a backing and get to quilting :)
Sashing fabric is Mustaherukka by Kokka.
Hope your week started off playful too! ( ' u ' )