Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mr. Skully Paws

One April morning I was having a second cup of coffee and scrolling through Facebook when something caught my eye.  It was the announcement of a BadAss Black and White Skully Challenge sponsored by the BadAss Quilters Society.  Thinking this might be fun, I promptly placed an order for the black and white skully fat quarters along with another set of black and white fat quarters.  Just a few days later my package arrived.  Inside I found my fabrics beautifully presented with coordinating ties and a couple of really cool buttons.   What fun!

plain-challenge-button

Usually, I think and rethink and think some more about what I plan to do when I get new fabric, but this time an idea hit right away.  With this nontraditional fabric I decided to do a traditional block, the bear paw.  I also knew I wanted a center medallion and quite a bit of negative space.  So with a plan more or less in place I began fussy cutting and piecing and the top fell into place.  As the top was pieced, I decided to name the quilt Mr. Skully Paws.  Mr. Skully Paws was quilted on my domestic machine.  I used mainly straight line quilting and added some free motion swirls, pebbles and swirls.

Following are pictures of my finished project.  If you go to BadAss Black and White Skully Challenge, you will be able to view my quilt and the others entered in the challenge.  Voting begins on June 1 and closes on June 5.  I’d really appreciate your vote!

Mr

Mr. Skully Paws finished at 54″ X 54″.

center medallion

 Center Medallion

on chair

back

Back

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