Bear’s Paw Quilt Block

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Skill level: Confident Beginner

The Bear’s Paw Quilt block is another one of the most beloved traditional quilt blocks. It’s built around a 7×7 grid, using squares, HSTs, and small sashing, and goes together very easily. Most blocks are made at the 14″ or 21″ size, so it assembles to make a large top rather quickly.

Most people prefer to set the blocks into a top with sashing so that the “bear paw” doesn’t disappear into the secondary design. Below you can see examples of Bear Paw Quilt Blocks grouped with and without sashing.

I have created a quilt pattern using an oversized Bear’s Paw Quilt Block, which ends up making a  45″ baby quilt. The pattern and complete instructions are available for purchase on Etsy by clicking the button below.

Image of cover for downloadable pattern named Bear Hug Baby Quilt

Bear Hug Quilt Pattern

Grouping Example

Illustration of a Grouping of Bear Paw Quilt Blocks with Sashing
Grouping of Bear Paw Quilt Blocks with Sashing
Illustration of a Grouping of Bear Paw Quilt Blocks without Sashing
Grouping of Bear Paw Quilt Blocks without Sashing

Block Construction

Exploded version of Bear Paw Quilt Block Click the image above to download a free pattern for the Bear’s Paw Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

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