Thursday, February 28, 2019

Blooming Bear Tracks {Home Grown Hop with Benartex}

Today I'm excited to wrap up the month of February by showing off some secret sewing that I have been working on all month!

Welcome to my stop on the Home Grown Hop!


There are certain designers that I *always* jump at the chance to play with their lovely fabrics -- and Nancy Halvorsen is one of them! Before I was deep into quilting myself, my mom was already a quilter and one of her favorite designers has long been Nancy Halvorsen and passed on her love to me!

This fabric line is fun and cheery and includes some great basics that I would tend to hoard in yards if I had more space!


Since I already needed to make a baby quilt for a friend, I decided to use some of the fat quarters of Home Grown to make a "blooming" version of our Bear Tracks pattern. I used both large floral prints, reds, pinks, and greys for my quilt top.

I had to make a lot of half-square triangles! I used three main pairs of fabrics to make my blocks.


One bear paw down, over a dozen to go!


I used the floral prints mainly for the large spacer squares that are in between the blocks. They are almost too pretty to cut up!


With only 25 blocks, this quilt top zipped together quickly!


I decided to skip the border on this and to quilt the quilt at this size. I used a slightly abstract floral motif for the free motion quilting and used a medium grey Aurifil thread for the quilting.



I used a piece of flannel for the backing and I used a half-yard from my stash to make bias binding.


I top stitched the binding and now this quilt is ready for some baby snuggles!





Quilt Stats:
Name: Blooming Bear Tracks
Pattern: Bear Tracks by HBD
Fabrics: Home Grown by Nancy Halvorsen
Quilting: Abstract floral in grey Aurifil
Size: 40" square
Started: February 2019
Finished: February 2019
Future: Baby quilt for a friend

Now it's your chance to win some fat quarters of Home Grown for yourself! Leave comments to enter and up to two comments per person!

1. Leave one comment and tell me which of the Home Grown Prints is your favorite. I love the navy background floral. Click here to see the entire Home Grown collection. 

2. Leave one comment if you follow me in some form or fashion -- if you follow my blog, Instagram, Facebook.

Update: the giveaway is now closed --OhioLori is our winner!


Make sure to check out all of the other bloggers on the Home Grown Hop!

Monday
Introducing Home Grown @ Sew in Love with Fabric

Tuesday

Debby @ Debby Kratovil Quilts
Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


Wednesday
Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt
Nancy @Masterpiece Quilting


Thursday
Jennie @ Clover and Violet
Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts


Friday
Nancy's Virtual Trunk Show @ Sew in Love with Fabric

140 comments:

  1. the Navy floral is one of my favorites of the collection.

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  2. I agree--I think the navy floral print is my favorite, too. Probably because it provides contrast to the pinks and reds. All the prints are beautiful!

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  3. I love the Home Grown Panel along with the Floral Navy. Your little one will love the quilt. Scott_3508@netins.net

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  4. I follow you on Bloglovin, scott_3508@netins.net

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  5. I also love the navy floral print and I'm obsessed with the panel! Very cute baby quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love the white floral and the panel

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  7. I am new to your blog and now follow you on Facebook. I love blog hops that help me find new designers!

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  8. I like the floral print too, but I am a sucker for plaids! Thank you fo sharing your sweet quilt, Susan

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  9. I'll say that floral navy is my favorite. Several others were close...

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  10. I follow your blog! Thank you, Susan

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  11. Floral Aqua, and I'd pair it with the Swirl Yellow, Medallion Navy, Floret Multi and Circle Dot Pink! Lots of cuteness!

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  12. I follow your blog and am part of the FB group. Really need to get my fabric cut soon for the QAL!

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  13. I like the Cream Blue Floret design.

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  14. I like the aqua floral the best, in addition to the panel. Lots of great blenders in this collection! Your quilt is so sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I follow you on Bloglovin, Instagram

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  16. My favorite is the large floral on the light background.

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  17. I looked at the fabric line and said, i like the turquoise floral best, no the floret prints best, no the plaids best. I just like the whole line. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. I follow your blog on bloglovin

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  19. Beautiful quilt Alison. My favorite fabric is the Aqua Floral.

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  20. I follow you on Bloglovin and Instagram.

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  21. Flores cream & rose is my favorite. The lime green with florals is a close second.

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  22. Not sure if I like the stripes, plaids, or the Medallion Grey the best. Love all the collection!

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  23. I'm loving the floral with the white background - I'm ready for spring.

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  24. I also love the floral, but the aqua version. And the swirls are a great basic!
    Such a sweet baby quilt! basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  25. I follow by email. basaran.family (at) rogers (dot) com

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  26. I follow via email (laura84watt) Love the bear track blocks for the baby quilt, it looks great!

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  27. I love the Floral Navy especially ... There are several I would get to work with it. Lovely.

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  28. I follow your blog ... so glad I found you.

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  29. The floral green from this pretty collection stole my heart, and the plaids, too.

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  30. Floral grey is my favorite! It is such a beautiful grey and then the floral colors just blossom with color!

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  31. My favorite print is the Floret Multi but I am going to get so much use out of the medallions, so I suspect I will end up loving them the most--those colors and that pretty, subtle pattern.

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  32. I follow your blog via email, using my wordygirl at earthlink dot net email address.

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  33. What a gorgeous little quilt! Perfect piecing, fabrics and quilting!

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  34. I follow by email, FB, instagram, bloglovin. Many ways.

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  35. Forgot to mention I follow you on Instagram.

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  36. I love the large florals both colors but right Now I making a quilt with corals and gray so I could sure use that white gray plaid fabric.gloryjoy26@yahoo.com

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  37. Follow FB,email. Thank You !

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  38. LOVE THE NAVY FLORAL TOO! THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG+A NEAT GIVEAWAY TOO!!!

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  39. I like the light colored floral and follow you on an RSS reader.
    tvonzalez@gmail.com

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  40. I love the Flora Aqua. Such pretty fabrics.

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  41. Floret cream/blue is my favorite!
    Sandy A

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  42. I follow your blog through Blog Lovin!
    Sandy A

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  43. Cute quilt! I liked all of the medallion colors.

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  44. The panel is my favorite. What a sweet baby quilt.

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  45. I really like the navy wit the florals , too!!
    Susie

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  46. I just started following you by email.

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  47. I like the red dot, my granddaughter's favorite color.

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  48. Allison, such a pretty quilt for a little baby. I love that floral with the grey background best and the brightly colored fabric just makes me smile. Thanks for lovely project.

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  49. It is hard to choose just one. I have always loved working with tonal prints, and that yellow plaid really calls out to me.

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  50. Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  51. I follow you via bloglovin.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  52. I like the floral aqua print.
    Also love your choice of binding fabric for your baby quilt.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  53. The Navy Floral is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway. crazeematz@gmail.com

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  54. I like them all but SWIRL ROSE is my favorite.

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  55. I also like the navy floral a lot, but there are some great blenders too. I always find blenders to be such useful fabrics in a wide variety of projects. Those medallion prints are very cool blenders!

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  56. I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  57. My favorite is the aqua floral and the circle dot pink.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  58. I follow your blog on Bloglovin and e-mail.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  59. Very cute quilt! I like the green floral.

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  60. Very cute pattern! I think the blue/cream florets is my favorite pattern in this cheery line

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  61. FLORET CREAM/BLUE is my favorite print! Love your blooming bear tracks blocks!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  62. I love the red blenders in this set!

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  63. Follow you on Instagram: @minibea123.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  64. Lovely collection and my favourite print is the large florals on white.

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  65. Love the navy floral!
    Carla from Utah

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  66. The floral gray is my favorite fabric but I love the panel and the entire line.

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  67. I am one of your followers. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  68. All the fabrics in the line are really great, but I do really like the navy floral. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  69. I got ya on bloglovin. ..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  70. I am with you on that navy floral. ..kinda reminds me of a dress I had as a kid... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  71. I love all the fabrics. The colors are so cheery and lively. If I have to choose, I'd say the floral gray or the medallion navy. I'm so happy to get a chance at winning this! :)

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  72. LOVE your quilt!! Beautiful job!! I love the "Home Grown Panel" & the Navy Floral
    most. Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too :D

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  73. I follow you thru Email & Bloglovin :)

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  74. I love the florals, plaids... aw heck I love it all!

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  75. I follow your blog!
    Carla from Utah

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  76. I like the flowers a lot both the blue background and white.

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  77. The Floral Navy is my favorite because the flowers just pop out at you :-)

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  78. I follow you on instagram under my email name

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  79. Cute quilt! All the prints are great, but I will say I like the Floral Aqua best.

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  80. I follow your blog on bloglovin

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  81. I love that there are plaids in this collection, and I love all four colors!!

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  82. From Rebecca: Your baby bear paw quilt looks great, especially the machine stitched bias binding! When I attempt machine binding it is a major train wreck. Super cute quilting design, too.

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  83. I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

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  84. I liked the Floral Aqua, but the Navy is really pretty also.

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  85. I like all the Florets! They would make a great block by themselves.

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  86. I love the navy background floral too, but I think I like the three darker red prints the best.

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  87. I like the "wing" pattern that you use as a background for one of the bear paws -- and I like the different colrs that comes in. This is such a cheerful collection! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. (And I read your blog.)

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  88. I love how your quilt turned out.
    I would never have thought of using bear paws for a baby quilt.
    Thank you for sharing and for inspiring today.
    I really love them all, but these are my tops: MEDALLION NAVY, SWIRL ROSE and FLORAL GRAY
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  89. I follow you by email/blog
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  90. I like the turquoise with swirls fabric.
    Thanks
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  91. I follow you on Bloglovin
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  92. The pink with the swirls is my favorite! Bethastrand@gmail.com

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  93. Oh, and I follow on bloglovin. :)

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  94. I like tge large floral prints in all the backgrounds

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  95. Adorable quilt, made in neutral colours. We have great taste, I like the navy with corals.

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  96. I follow on blogvin. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  97. Floral Aqua is my favorite

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  98. I follow you on BlogSpot and by email

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  99. Very cool quilt. I like the floral with white background. So colorful! Enjoy your day! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  100. I follow you by email. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  101. Following your blog by email.

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  102. Fabulous quilt and.pattern.Any fabric is yumm8est and.chose Navy dot.circle.

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  103. It's a tie between the Home Grown Panel and the Floral Gray

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  104. Such a pretty line of fabric and perfect for your quilt! I love the floret in the blue/green!

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  105. I follow your blog with bloglovn!

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  106. Those aqua ones! Circle dot, swirling,and the floral one!

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  107. I am a happy follower of yours on Bloglovin' and IG! duchick at gmail dot com

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  108. Floret Cream Blue is my favorite fabric in this collection! All are so pretty!

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  109. I love the navy background floral too!! Any navy background is perfect in my book! Love your sweet baby quilt!!

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  110. Love the all the floral fabrics in that line. It's a gorgeous and fun baby quilt.

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  111. Floral in grey if I had to really pick one! Lovely quilt you made.

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  112. I follow you on Bloglovin.

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  113. I like the floral with the light background.

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