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Bear's Paw Baby Quilt


Baby quilt with Bear's Paw block
Baby quilt with Bear's Paw block
Quilt measures 40" x 40"


*Please note: all measurements include 1/4" seam allowances.
  1. Start by making a 12" Bear's Paw block.
  2. Cut two strips 4 1/2" x 12 1/2"; sew to opposite sides of the Bear's Paw block.
  3. Cut two strips 4 1/2" x 20 1/2"; sew to the two remaining sides of the Bear's Paw block.
  4. Cut two strips 4 1/2" x 42" from medium Color 1 and from medium Color 2; cut four strips 4 1/2" x 42" from light. Stitch each of the medium Color 1 and Color 2 strips to a light strip. Press seams towards the darker color. Cut the strips into 4 1/2" pieces: 12 of Color 1/light and 16 of Color 2/light.
    (OR cut 56 squares 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"; stitch to the center square according to the illustration.)
  5. Stitch the 12 Color 1/light and 16 Color 2/light pieces to the center square according to the illustration.
  6. Cut four strips 2 1/2" x 42" for borders. Measure through the center of the quilt; cut two strips this measurement. Stitch to two opposite sides. Again, measure through the center of the quilt; cut two strips this measurement. Stitch to two remaining sides.
  7. Lay quilt top onto backing; pin and cut backing the same size as top. Stitch in a 1/4" seam, leaving an 8" opening to turn.
  8. Lay stitched quilt on batting; pin and cut batting. Stitch on the same line of stitching. Trim corners, turn right side out. Hand stitch opening closed. Tie through all layers at 4" intervals.
  9. Admire your lovely quilt!