Friday, November 20, 2020

A Take On Bear Paw

As my blog posts get more scarce, so is my quilt making. However in the past month a lot of quilts I made earlier have come into the limelight. Let me start with the first one.  A variant on the Bear Paw block.

This quilt was a long time in the making. About 3 years ago when I was undergoing physical therapy, while recovering from a knee injury I would find myself often staring at my shoes. The colors of the shoes really struck a chord with me and I decided to use them in my next quilt. Inspiration comes from the strangest of places!

There was a pattern I had been toying with in EQ7 for a while now which started as a Bear Paw block but ultimately evolved into this. 

These are the shoes that inspired the color scheme.

The Kona cotton colors that were used:
  • Nautical
  • Germanium
  • Robin Egg    
The quilting is an all over Baptist Fan pattern beautifully executed by Pam Cole. Pam is such a pleasure to work with.

This was the first time I made a quilt with a dark background and I really like how it makes the blocks pop. I see a lot more dark quilts in my future. 

Leaving off with a few more pictures.


  1. It confirms we can find inspiration anywhere :) And I am happy you included that picture of the shoes... my mind was like: How could shoes have inspired that color combination. I really want a picture. Lol. Cool quilt and such a fun inspiration story. I hope your knee is ok again! xo

    1. Thanks Melanie. Yeah my knee is back to normal and yes I love that color combination.


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