building bear paws

scrappy bear paw accent blocks

Most of this week’s sewing focused on my bear paw.  I stitched together all the accent blocks so now I can assembly line the blocks together.  

Here they are along with the log cabin accent I already put into a block.

bear paw accent blocks

It turned into a fun sampler project.  I pulled most of the blocks from Barbara Brackman’s, Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.  

Here’s a block I’m working on today.

deconstructed bear paw block

My center square, along with the claws are 2 1/2″ unfinished.  The accent block and 4 square scrappy blocks are 4 1/2″ unfinished.  In the end, I have a block the will be 14″ finished.  

Here’s another block I shared on Instagram yesterday.

bear paw with polar bear

A bear paw quilt has to have bear, doesn’t it?

2 thoughts on “building bear paws

  1. trkingmomoe says:

    Traditionally that was a 14 inch block. I have been playing around with using it in my 12 block sampler quilt. I think you blocks are wonderful in the light and dark contrasts. I love Barbara Brackman’s blog.. .

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