Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Beware Bears

Last week I had a great time with the ladies in my guild playing in our scraps.  I had been asked to teach My Scrappy Bear Paw. I once heard that there was no such thing as an ugly fabric.  That if you felt it was ugly you just had not cut it small enough yet. This quilt found in the Jan/Feb. issue of Quiltmaker is  a great way to use up these kinds of fabric. Those little bear paws us 1 1/2" squares and hsts that finish at 1".  
Diane's quilt
 I had asked the ladies to have there fabric cut and hsts done. I wanted to make sure they would get a lot done in class.  Those the got this bit of prep work done were able to get most of there blocks done and a few sections of the quilt.
Vivian's quilt
I find you always get a few overachievers in your classes.  This was no exception.  Diane came with all her blocks made.  Vivian, who had recently had surgery came with a complete top. Her excuse, was she couldn't do anything else.  Suzy got her blocks done in class and had started assembling them when the class ended.  She sent me this picture later that night.
Suzy's quilt
I'm looking forward to seeing the other quilts as they are completed.  The advantage to teaching a class in your own guild, eventually those quilts get completed and brought to show and tell. Oh, I love a scrappy quilt.


  1. I still love that pattern and don't have a copy of the magazine. Is it still available? Your students did very well.

    1. I'm not sure. One of the ladies in the class said she was unable to find it. Maybe check with Quiltmaker.

  2. I love all of the different sizes of paws in these.

  3. I love a scrappy quilt too. And yours is wonderful!

  4. What a great happy quilt project!

  5. I love the reasoning about ugly fabric, so funny and yet so true. I agree with the others, the quilts are lovely and a great pattern.

  6. What a cutie, love your scrappy bear paws, great quilt top.

  7. I like that there are so many different sizes of Bear Paw blocks and that it is so scrappy in design.

  8. love this beautiful pattern, how can I get / buy it?
    Please let me know, I'm living in Norway
    Brigitte Baierl - beadtex at

  9. What a great pattern! I love scrappy quilts too and those turned out so nicely.