Friday, 7 November 2014

Bear Tracks in Autumn

Inspired by the beautiful Autumn leaves swirling madly outside my studio window, and one of my favourite quilt blocks, Bear Tracks, I knocked together this little number which came out of the kiln last week.  So pleased with it, I thought I'd share it here.

'Bear Tracks' quilt block bowl from Catherine Daniel Ceramics

The leaves around the border have come out really well, using the shape of the leaf to shape the edge of the piece.

Usual trimmings added at the end - ceramic button threaded onto bowl
I've finally got round to attaching some decent looking labels to my pieces too.

All sewn up in matching thread.
Thinking back,  it was no surprise that this pattern ended up as the basis for one of the homewares ranges
'Bear Tracks' tea-towel from
Don't worry - you won't get that old and shabby well-loved teddy bear with your order!

Speaking of which, I love this picture below which we used on the homewares website on the 'Bear Tracks' pages.
Teddy Bear and Train Tracks conjours up 'Bear Tracks'
I can think of safer places to walk, though,
like kicking through Autumn leaves on a blustery November day.  
Autumn Leaves ...... and Winter Arrives! 
Have you got your winter woollies out yet?

x Cathy