Mini Claw Throw Quilt

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mini Claw Throw Quilt by Jeni Baker
Mini Claw Throw Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Hi There! Didn't really mean to take much of a break from this space, but it took an extra day to recover from Quilt Camp (put on by Pink Castle Fabrics)! It was such a blast, I'll share more about it this weekend!  For now, I'm SO excited to finally be able to share this quilt with you!

This is one of my favorite quilts I've ever made.  It's called the Mini Claw Throw and it appears in a brand new book from Martingale Publications called Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe.  A year ago I sent away this quilt to be included in the book and boy do I miss it! I did get to see it at Quilt Market though as a part of the schoolhouse for the book!

It was inspired by traditional bear claw quilts.  There are still claws, but they are from a baby bear instead of a full-sized bear! The variety of prints and lack of sashing give this traditional quilt a modern twist.  I was so happy with the way the teal "claws" ended up forming stars!

Mini Claw Throw Quilt by Jeni Baker
Mini Claw Throw Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Mini Claw Throw Quilt by Jeni Baker
Mini Claw Throw Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
It's interesting to look back on how your style changes or remains the same over time.  With this quilt I think I was just beginning to find my personal style.  Curly doodle quilting, loads of different prints, scrappy backing, luxurious voile binding.  Most of these things I still incorporate into my quilts! 

I am really impressed with the way this book turned out, and I am tickled to have a quilt in it! I'll be chatting more about the book itself in the new year, but I just couldn't wait any longer to share my quilt.  For now, you can find the book on Amazon, the Martingale website, your local quilt shops, and other major retailers!

PS - Did I mention there are 19 quilts in this book?!  So much goodness!

23 comments :

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the book feature! It's a great quilt!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, so exciting and a beautiful quilt!

Jo Ann said...

Great quilt!

Kelsey said...

Awesome quilt! Love the colors. Can't wait for the book!

Tennjenny said...

Really, really cute!

Megan said...

I just saw this book at my LQS today and I saw this quilt! It was all I could do not to buy it right away, but my birthday is coming up! Beautiful quilt!!

CapitolaQuilter said...

Great quilt and the book looks like a must have to me. You guys were sure living the life of luxury from the retreat pictures, how fun!

Scooquilt said...

Congratulations! I really like this quilt.

Bea said...

Congratulations! It is really a cute quilt!

Martha said...

Congratulations Jeni the quilt is gorgeous. I can't wait to get my hands on that book.

Erin Quinn said...

It's a beautiful quilt, and I already want this book. :-)
It's great that even though it's been gone for a while, you still love it.
E

Sharon said...

what an adorable quilt, great colors! so cool you are in a book, I will look for it.
thanks for a super fun weekend at quilt camp, I am glad we met!

aneela said...

Yaay you on getting published again!! Looks like such a great book!

Nina said...

I love the way you've combined traditional and modern elements. The traditional part gives it a cozy feel and the modern part, a relevant fresh look. Congrats!

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Totally gorgeous! I love the trad/modern mix! Congratulations on the book :)

Elsa said...

I'm excited to be receiving the book soon! Love the Mini Claw Quilt!

Anna said...

wow jeni! it's so pretty. I can't imagine waiting that long to share it (and be without it). :)

Katie B said...

I love this one, Jeni!

Anonymous said...

I just discovered that in addition to being a wonderful quilter, artist and teacher, Jeni also has a very big and kind heart. I bought her Arithmetic Quilt pattern and explained to her that I'm making the quilt for my niece who is miscarrying her first (and probably only) child. The next thing I knew, Paypal sent me a message that the cost of the pattern had been refunded by Jeni. She emailed me, saying it's the least she could do.

Kindness is always a beautiful thing, but especially in times of sorrow. Thank you, dear Jeni.

Michele said...

Just wonderful and congrats on being features. That must feel awesome.

ChristaQuilts said...

Congrats on that quilt - looks like a great book!

Sharon M said...

Great book. I bought it last week. Saw your picture and I'm very excited for you.

yageol do it 2 said...

What a wonderful book. And congratulations that your wonderful quilt is on it.
I just can dream about, to be once in book too.... Until then I'm enjoyed about blogs like yours and I hope I'll win one of this books...
Greetings and thank you for this occasion to win.
:-)