Bear’s Paw?

Bear's Paw quilt blockIs it technically still a bear’s paw if you turn the blocks? I’m sure I’m not the first or last to try this but… Not sure if I’m in love with it yet. What do you think? Maybe I’ll just make a low volume HST quilt…

Don’t forget that Holiday Tutorials Thursdays starts today with verrykerryberry! This week she’s making a super cute hexagonal pot handle holder, visit Quilt Story to see the tutorial.

Granny Square Quilted Skirt

Grranny Square Quilted Skirt

This skirt is taking longer than expected but I love it! I used 5″ squares to create the block, traced the skirt pattern onto wax paper and positioned it over the fabric. I had to add a few squares on the sides and layered a piece of white Kona muslin underneath the block and cut the two out at the same time. I cut the front and back out separately, one side is predominantly red while the other is predominantly turquoise — there is no front or back to this skirt.

I quilted the block and the muslin together using a straight stitch 1/4″ on each side of the block seams and repeated this step for the back. Once the quilting was complete, I sewed up the sides of the skirt.

I’m going to add a 2″ band at the bottom but haven’t decided whether I should use a solid or a print.

In other news, I finished my Bear Paw block, hurray! After I resized the corner pieces, everything fell into place.

Hair cut today, W00t! Have a great Saturday everyone!


Bear Paw.v2

Let’s try this again. Being the eager person that I am, I missed the part where it says “correction” in the instructions. You’re supposed to cut the little squares for the half square triangle 1 & 7/8″, not 2″ and trust me when I tell you that this makes a huge difference! I tried shaving the little HSTs down to size but it just didn’t work so I scrapped the whole block and busied myself with easy and cute little Granny Square blocks.

So here I am again attempting the Bear Paw. Wish me luck, I’ll see you tomorrow with the results. This is part of Why Not Sew’s Hand Pieced Quilt Along.

W.I.P. Wednesday #3:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedWorks in Progress:


  1. Japanese Linen iPad cover
  2. Flea Market Fancy skirt

New Projects: None?.. Yet.