Wow. Time really got away from me this week! Sorry to be so late with this! Let's revisit the Bear's Paw, with a little different arrangement. This block will be a single paw, with a large Half Square Triangle as the "palm" of the paw.
What would we do without the Half Square Triangle (HST)?? (For instructions on HSTs, see BOW #1--Bear's Paw #1) For a 12" finished block you will need:
(1) 8-1/2" light/dark HST
(4) 4-1/2" light/dark HST
(1) 4-1/2" square
Arrange as shown:
This is somewhat close to a Maple Leaf block and would look good with scraps. (But then, what do I think DOESN"T look good in scraps?) It would also be nice in a classic 2-color blue-and-white or red-and-white quilt.
And it seems like it could make a nice "guy" quilt if it were done in dark (navy blues and browns?) and light (beige/tan) plaids. Hmm. I do have all those plaids saved up in my stash....