You may remember these scrappy stars I did a tutorial for a while back. They were leftovers from this quilt, that I have had to keep a secret until now.
But with the newest addition of Quiltmaker my secret is out.
I started this quilt after a little basket that I was keeping my darker more comfy colors in got full. I started by cutting them into usable pieces of 1,2,and 3″ strips. Using my Nifty Notions half square ruler (tutorial here) I cut them into squares and triangles. Next I picked a neutral background and got busy making bear claws in Papa, Mama and baby sizes.
I had just finished up my year as a member of Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad and had an in with the editor so thought I would share it with her. I was thrilled when she said they wanted it for their magazine.
To celebrate I’m linking up with Sarah and Crazy Mom.
In addition I’m offering one lucky winner a copy of the newest issue of Quiltmaker, complete with instructions to make your own scrappy bear. I will pick a winner the Monday after Thanksgiving. To enter leave a comment telling me your favorite block to make scrappy.
What a fun quilt pattern. I can see it in yellows and blues, and name it "Goldilocks." My favorite scrappy block to make is the humble nine patch.
There are so many wonderful blocks that can be made scrappy that I don't really have a fav. Lately, I've been making monochromatic, improv slabs that can be cut up any way I choose.
Thanks for the chance to win. jlpfeffer[at]gmail.com
What a great quilt, congratulations!!! I prefer every block to be scrappy so I would have trouble narrowing it down to one LOL.
I subscribe to that mag, so let someone else win it. I just had to admire your quilt!
I love it! I love to make scrappy sawtooth stars and I have sold some table runners made with them from my Easy shop. I could make a ton of them with all the scraps I have. I try to use them up, but they keep multiplying.
I love to make scrappy string blocks. Such a good way to use up fabric. I love your bear paws!
I love your bear paws! I am relatively new to quilting, so still just trying to figure out what I'm doing. I have been sticking with established patterns and colors so haven't yet tried the scrappy look. BUT, I love to see what others do, and I know pretty soon I am going to have to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Congrats on having your quilt featured in the magazine! I guess my favourite scrappy block would be log cabin, although I could easily be converted to bear paw if I was the lucky winner 🙂
Congrats! It is beautiful! Must have been tough to keep this a secret!
I'm still a beginner so I don't have a favorite block yet! Your quilt is lovely. I have trouble making things "scrappy" but I'm learning!
What a beautiful scrappy quilt!
Beautiful quilt! I love making Bonnie Hunter's "Wild & Goosey" with scraps.
My favorite use of scraps is to piece bits and pieces to a fabric foundation and then treat it as a whole piece of a printed fabric…cutting to use in HST or any type of block
Congratulations, Em!! That is awesome. I can't wait to see it when my magazine arrives. It is beautiful scrappiness!
Congratulations! This is a beautiful quilt and a great pattern!
Congratulations! I love how you changed up the scale of the block. Great scrap quilt!
Mama, Papa, and Baby Bear claws – this is so great Em! Congratulations on being published again! I would usually say that Log Cabins are a favorite scrappy block, but now I'm thinking… Bear Claws!
Congratulations, Emily! It's a wonderful quilt, and one that is going on my (very long) bucket list! My favorite scrappy block is the Good Night Irene block – great for using up 2" squares!!
congratulations! This is an awesome scrap quilt! Love what you did with such a traditional block! Half square triangles are my favorite scrappy unit.
Congratulations!! It's a beautiful scrappy quilt. love it!!!!
Your quilt is fantastic! I would love to win instructions for making it. 🙂 firstname.lastname@example.org
How cool for another publish 🙂 I have a bear claw quilt in my future and these blocks look perfect for it! I'm subscribed to Quiltmaker so will look forward to the issue you are in.
i love stars , and make a whole lot of them!
Love that quilt! Scrappy IMO is the best. The only way to go. With my scraps I love to make string quilts. I also love to make Chinese Coin quilts. That is actually my fav pattern-the Chinese coin.
Congratulations it's a gorgeous quilt and so exciting to see it in print! I like scrappy stars for my favourite:)
Beautiful quilt. I like scrappy nine patch blocks and good night Irene.
Isn't it exciting to see your name and pattern in print! You have so many terrific patterns, it's well deserved. I like making scrappy wonky stars!
Congrats!! I like scrappy disappearing 9 patch.
I like your quilt–so scrappy and colorful. I like scrappy four and nine patch blocks.
I like scrappy log cabins
Congrats! What a great idea to use different sizes of one block in a quilt. My fav scrappy block is Depression block.
Congratulations! A lovely colourful quilt, all those scrappy different size Bear Paws are really effective! … and my favourite for scrappy goodness at present is 9 patch.
Oh Emily! I just got my issue of Quiltmaker in the mail today and had to stop by and say hello! Your scrappy bear paw certainly caught my eye. And I wanted to let you know how much I admire this colourful quilt! Glad to be in such fine company!
I subscribe to Quiltmaker magazine so no need to enter me into your contest but I did want to tell you my favorite block right now is the churn dash block. Love it, love it, love it. Your bear paw quilt is great. I like the scrappiness of it and the three different sizes of paws.
What a great scrappy quilt! And congrats on getting it published! Right now I'd say my favorite scrappy block is a crumb block or a string set. But I can be changeable depending on my mood.:)
Your idea for the Three Bears quilt and doing it very scrappy is such a good one. Congratulations. My favorite blocks to make would be a sawtooth star or a churn dash block. Simple but can be used so many ways.
OMG I love scrappy any block would be great scrappy…but right now I am doing a scrappy O my gosh quilt it has nine patches and modified churn dashes I love the papa mama and baby bear quilt..I think it will be my next. thanks for the chance to win this Magazine. Have a great Day
Really, really like the idea of Papa,Mama, and Baby bear paw sizes – congrats on having your quilt/pattern featured in the magazine! I love almost ALL blocks scrappified. Scrappy is what makes me the happiest – hands (or paws) down.
Congratulations to this honor, how wonderful to see your quilt make it into a magazine.
Love the bear paw design, have never made one myself. I love log-cabins and little stars for sraps and ofcourse HST's, guess I love all srappy looks. Thank you for the giveaway.
I love scrappy blocks and have stratified just about every block that I have ever made … your quilt us delightful!
Bear paws are one of my favorite blocks What a great idea to vary the sizes. Darlene
i've completed 2 triple Irish chains scrappy. one in 2.5" and one in 2". i just love them. i really like the different sizes showcased in one quilt as shown in yours.
Beautiful bear paws! I love all quilts scrappy, but I'm working on an Arkansas Traveler quilt, also known as Good Night Irene. Would love to have your pattern.
I love every thing scrappy. But my favorite scrappy block is the star. Love your quilt. Thanks for the opportunity.
I love your Bear Paws! Scrappy perfection!
I love all scrappy quilts. Currently I'm making stacks and stacks of 5" Monkey Wrenches in every fabric I own.
I just love using scraps in any quilt. Recently made a Wonky Stars quilt using Bonnie Hunter's free pattern. It's gorgeous! Congratulations on getting your Bear Paws quilt into a magazine. Looks super.
I'll make whatever star block has caught my eye most recently out of the nearest pile of scraps!
The bear paws quilt is amazing.
Congratulations on having this quilt published! It's a great quilt! I like to make scrappy log cabin blocks.
This turned out to be so beautiful Congratulations on being published! My favorite block – I'm not sure, but if you just looked at my finished quilts, rail fence would be the hands-down winner. In fact, I'm making more rail fence quilts now.