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Let’s Bee Social #132

Posted on: July 6th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon
I have finished all 56 of my Bear Paw blocks and am working on the next step in making the Modernitional Bear Paw quilt.

I don’t normally make traditional quilt blocks. But I must say, those little HST’s are quite time consuming. And working through each step was a lot like working on an assembly line. Now I feel like I am moving on to the fun part!

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24 Responses

  1. tubakk says:

    Those bear paw blocks are just perfect. I'm looking forward to the next part. This will be a fun quilt, as all your quilts. I always make triangles with sewing on paper. That makes perfect triangles, and is a fun, fast and easy way of making them. Have a nice day!

  2. I can't wait to see what you do with your blocks. A bear's paw quilt is on my list to make one day.

  3. I know the feeling about moving on to the 'fun' part – especially after trimming all of those HST's! Beautiful blocks though!I'm making bags from some bigger Log Cabin blocks. Bags are NOT my favorite thing to make, but I know my girls will love them. Then onto my favorite again – quilts :)!

  4. Patty says:

    The blocks look lovely! I made a bear claw once – without the cute bear you have on your pattern! It was early in my quilting day and accuracy wasn't my friend. But the quilt is used and loved. Yours will be wonderful!

  5. All those little hst's are a lot of work but your blocks and quilt will be stunning! Can't wait to see the next speps of your quilt!

  6. KathyinMN says:

    Had to do the math-that's 896 HSTs. Wow.

  7. The blocks look great!! The stack is so big and ready to go.

  8. I think I entered all but one of the days 🙂 I think for that one I already had the books – looking forward to seeing who wins –

  9. Lori says:

    I love bear paw. I love your link ups, so fun.

  10. Needled Mom says:

    Your Bear Paws look great. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

  11. Jayne says:

    That is a big pile of blocks! It is fun to go 'traditional' every once in a while, and like you…by the time I'm at the end of it, I am so ready to have it finished! I can't wait to see your quilt.

  12. Cindy says:

    Looking forward to seeing how you modernize these bear paw blocks.

  13. Mari says:

    Your blocks look so great! Have you tried triangle paper? Makes the tedious part go faster. Looking forward to this finished quilt!

  14. Snoodles says:

    Those blocks are wonderful! I posted your button at Lilypadquilting!

  15. Laura says:

    I feel your HST pain! Just made over 800 HSTs for Bonnie Hunter's Jamestown Landing. I see someone else recommended triangle paper. I love it for large quantities of itty bitty triangles. Much, much better than thangles and more accurate and faster than making them 8 at a time.

  16. Sewmotion says:

    I love the Bear Paw block, and that's a lot of sewing there! Look forward to see this progress!

  17. FIFTY-SIX blocks?!! Oof-dah! Those points are so perfect Lorna! Wow.

  18. JanineMarie says:

    I absolutely love the Bear Paw block! Yours looks so neat all stacked up. I know this quilt will be a big hit.

  19. Dave S. says:

    HST….I have got to try these. I design way to many patterns not to have a grasp. I have one design I am dying to do and it is mostly HST. During \”drills\” with my spec ops group, if you run out of ammo you yell \”SUPPORT!\” My wife is gonna have to have my back on this one. I have probably designed over 100 patterns so far. For to get some into production

  20. Tracine says:

    I have not made a Bears Paw block but yours look beautiful. I may need to give it a try. tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

  21. SarahZ says:

    I just love a bears paw quilt and have never made one! I put a few of the blocks in my first son's baby quilt (20 yrs ago!). I imagine you are happy for the next step, for sure 🙂

  22. Tish Stemple says:

    The blocks are looking great! All those little HST's are so worth it.

  23. Nancy J says:

    What a great pile of blocks, love those fabrics you chose, and the \”bears paws\” will all be soon lined up in a quilt,Waiting to see it all come together.

  24. Stephie says:

    That's some stack Lorna! I know what you mean about assembly line quilting…yuk! I definitely have to break up that kind of piecing with something more fun or I'd go mad. This is a great design and I'm looking forward to seeing you put it all together 🙂