MOD Bear Paw QAL

Welcome to the MOD Bear Paw quilt along! The making of the full size version of this quilt was very rewarding. And when I shared about my finished quilt, which you can read all about here, I knew immediately that I would want to make another, in one of the smaller sizes and in a different colourway. Thought that maybe you would want to make one too!






My original quilt was made entirely from only four different choices from the Artisan Spirit Shimmer collection by Northcott Fabrics. Even the backing and binding. You really have to see this fabric in person to appreciate it's true beauty. The browns all contain hints of gold metallic. The off white background, and dark grey paw prints in the border, each contain flecks of silver.

To see many more photos and read all the details....
Please click here for the full blog post on my MOD Bear Paw quilt finish.





My second quilt was made entirely from stash. Even the backing and binding. I'm drawn to the blues and these prints have cute little paw prints on them. The sashing has little farm animals and implements.

To see many more photos and read all the details....



This quilt along is open to everyone and I would like to encourage you to quilt along. You can make as many or as few blocks as you like. Make a quilt or make a mini. Make a cushion. A table runner. A bed runner! Make whatever your imagination leads you to make!

You don't have to follow the instructions letter for letter. Are you more of a scrappy quilter? Make your blocks using the scraps in your stash and have all of your blocks look unique! Are you more of a rainbow quilter. Make your blocks in all the colours of the rainbow!



Here are some examples of how your MOD Bear Paw quilt could look....


MOD Bear Paw BABY 39" x 47"

MOD Bear Paw BABY 39" x 47"

MOD Bear Paw CRIB 47" x 47"

MOD Bear Paw LAP 68" x 68"

MOD Bear Paw LAP 68" x 68"

MOD Bear Paw FULL 84" x 84"




As each post is published the live links will be added to the schedule.


September 3: Introduction and Fabric Requirements

September 10: Cutting Instructions

September 17: Constructing the Bear Paw blocks



------------------------ Two Week Break for Bear Paw block construction -------------------------------



October 1: Constructing the Big Bear blocks



------------------------ Two Week Break for Big Bear block construction -------------------------------


October 15: Long Sashing Instructions

October 22: Bear Print Border blocks

October 29: Quilt Assembly


------------------- One Month Break for Quilt Top Assembly, Quilting & Binding --------------------------


November 26: MOD Bear Paw "SHOW it OFF!" never ending linky party begins





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It is not necessary to purchase the pattern in order to participate.  But if you would prefer the convenience of using a printable pdf pattern, MOD Bear Paw is available for purchase and includes complete cutting instructions and a detailed guide to finishing the entire quilt in any of the four different sizes listed.  The pattern is available in my pattern store here.






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11 comments :

mefutch said...

Looks like fun! Question: Does the Baby/Crib versions have the outer paws borders?

Lorna McMahon said...

Hello Mefutch: No, the Baby and Crib size versions do not have the outer paw print borders.

nena said...

Hello! This looks so wonderful . I want to do this but not sure how I join. Please let me know..

Lorna McMahon said...

Hello Nena: All you need to do to join in, is to follow my blog. All the instructions will be given according to the schedule found on this page. And as each set of instructions is given, the links in the schedule will be made live to take you to the post. Enjoy!

Joan Bowden said...

I'd like to do the crib size. I think I will put a strip of the paw prints across the backing.

Lorna McMahon said...

That is a GREAT idea, Joan! A strip of the paw prints would look fabulous in the backing!

Jo said...

I'd love to join in

Diane Kay said...

I have one bear paw block from four years ago. Thanks for the encouragement to start again.

Tracine Charest said...

I finally got my fabric picked out so will be cutting this weekend. So excited. Aiming to make the lap quilt. 👍

Diane' said...

Having so much fun with this.... thank you for all the time you have put into making the pattern and doing the quilt along for us

Cheree @ That Morning Latte said...

I've been working soooo hard at this quilt the last few days trying to get it made for my husband for Christmas! Hope the link-ups stay open till I can get some posts made--every spare minute has gone to sewing! I'm making a lap size but I've added one more row. Hope to link up soon!