Tuesday, 28 May 2013

bear with us?


The wonderfully creative Janine of Rainbow Hare totally inspired me the other day with talk of a Bear Paw quilt.

I have always wanted to make one, so has she, and so I jumped in.

We are both going to try to make one by next summer.

I found some fabric (from my Pink Castle Stash Stack Club FQs and my Low Volume swap hosted by Rebecca):




And got to it:






I'm making paws. Just paws. Not a full bear paw block though I might try that next!

Want to bear with us?

Make a bear paw quilt, traditional blocks or more modern interpretation?

Have you already?

If you like, grab a button and join the Flickr group, where you will find lots of inspiration.

This is NOT a quilt along, there's no prizes or giveaways... so really no incentive to make anything except for the fact that bear paw blocks are so beautiful!



Bear Paw
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24 comments:

  1. The Bear Paw block was one of the first blocks I ever made, so I definitely have a soft spot for it! I will look on from the sides, I have enough WIPs at the moment! Yours look very pretty!

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  2. Hahaha LOVE the bear head in your block! I have zero time to join right now, but will watch you talented ladies from the sidelines :o)

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  3. This looks fun - lovely blocks!

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  4. I've never been a fan of bear paws but yours are the second ones I've seen in the last week that are totally beautiful and cool and awesome!

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  5. Looks fab, i am trying to be good so I can't join you, but good luck! :o)

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  6. I have made one but love the idea of a colourful one! Ooh you temptress!

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  7. I love your honesty and enthusiasm. You've two beautiful blocks there...it's tempting to play along :)

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  8. Ah! They are so lovely! Especially the bear print fabric!! It's tempting to join in, I'll just quickly check how many projects I have on the go.....

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  9. OMG! I agree the one with the bear .fabric is perfect! Why must you tempt me with another project!?

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  10. I hope the Bear lady of Glasgow is joining in on this!!!

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  11. Very pretty orange one! Did you use a tutorial? I didn't see it in the post. Any suggestions?

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  12. And there's even a BEAR in your low volume fabric. Very clever you!

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  13. I will cheer you on from the sidelines! I like the fabrics that you have chosen for your paws. Di x

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  14. I love the bear in your paw block!!

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  15. Fab orange bear block! I've got too much on, so I'll follow with interest.

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  16. Such sweet blocks and I love the fabrics you've pulled. The bear background is especially fab :)

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  17. I'll be beary happy to see it all done :oD

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  18. Lol, There's a bear in your Bears paw block, that is so cool!! That is going to be such a fun quilt. I'm looking forward to seeing more blocks.

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  19. Oh this looks fun! I love the bear background fabric, it is pretty awesome!

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  20. I love you! Ok, probably not appropriate here but this post (and that bear!) just made me smile.

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  21. I love the bear face in the bear paw!

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  22. At the moment I am a bit of a bear behind and desperately playing catch up with everything, but I am now thinking they would make a terrific Bee block xxx

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  23. Very nice blocks! I've never made a bear paw but it looks like fun.

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  24. Very nice blocks! I've never made a bear paw but it looks like fun.

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