Hi and welcome to my month on the Old School Block Of The Month, organised by Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams. I’m block 11, but I’ll post a list at the bottom so you can catch up with any you may have missed :o)
There may be an official name for this block, but I haven’t seen this take on a bear paw block made this way before and couldn’t find it in any searches, so I’m staking a claim and calling it ‘Walk In My Footsteps’
This is a 12″ finished block, and to make it you will need to cut the following – note that the colours on the parts refer to those in the diagrams:
- 1 x 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ – baby bear paw pad (grey)
- 2 x 3″ x 3″ – baby bear claws (black)
- 2 x 3″ x 3″ – mummy bear paw pad (pink)
- 1 x 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ – mummy bear paw pad (pink)
- 1 x 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ – mummy bear paw pad (pink)
- 1 x 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – mummy bear paw pad (pink)
- 2 x 5″ x 5″ – mummy bear claws (fuchsia)
- 2 x 5″ x 5″ – background (white)
- 1 x 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ – background (white)
Step 1 – Make The HSTs
- Take your 3″ squares and pair them up, right sides together, so that each pair has a black and a pink square.
- Take your 5″ squares and pair them up, right sides together, so that each pair has a white and a fuchsia square.
- Either use a Clearly Perfect Angles cling to sew either side of the diagonal (line b alignment) or use a fabric marking pen to draw a line diagonally across the back of one square in each pair and sew a scant 1/4″ from either side of the line (see this Quilt Making Basics post for more information on sewing HSTs) – note that if you have directional fabric you will need to make sure your diagonal line goes from the bottom left to the top right of the fabric to get the claws in the right direction
- Cut up the diagonal between the sewn lines, then open out and press.
- Trim the 3″ HSTs to 2 1/2″ and the 5″ HSTs to 4 1/2″
Step 2 – Assembling The Block
Follow the diagrams below to join all your component parts together with a scant 1/4″ seam allowance
I’ve been having fun making these blocks with the Ruby Star Society Darlings line mixed with the Black & White line from their Cotton + Steel days, and here’s my finished block:
If you make one of these blocks, don’t forget to share and tag me (@the_littlest_thistle) and Kim (@PersimonDreams) on Instagram and use the hashtag #OSBOM21
Catch up with your other blocks here:
Patched Friendship Star – Kim Lapacek (Persimon Dreams)
Variable Star with Album/Autograph Variation – Nancy Scott (Masterpiece Quilting)
Fussy Cut Mirrors Block – Quilt Jane
Hexagon Block – Missie Carpenter (Traditional Primitives)
Stripey Cartwheel Block – Natalie Santini (Sew Hungry Hippie)
Pocket Economy Block – Kerry Goulder (Kid Giddy)
Summer Lovin’ Block – GoGo Kim
butter churn block – Lee Chappell Monroe (May Chappell)
Cathedral Star Block – Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl)
Courthouse Steps Block – Pat Sloan
Katy Cameron (The Littlest Thistle) (you are here)
December 12, 2021 – Sherri Falls (This and That Patterns)
a fabulous block Katy!
I love this one! So much fun 🙂 Thanks for designing for the quilt along!
I’m wondering the same thing.
I was wondering the same. Going crazy looking for it. Anyone find it?
Beautiful block! Have looked several times and cannot find the PDF.
I love this block. I’d also love to have the pdf to follow along with as I make it. Is there a pdf available?
PDF please! It really helps – keeps all the files together.
If you try to print it is cutting off portions of the directions. Do you have a download? Thanks! 🙂 I love the block
Love this block! Thank you!!
PDF please! This is such a lovely block!
For a PDF you can go to printfriendly.com, put the link to the site with the pattern in and select what you want removed by clicking on it. You can then print it or save it as a PDF. I have installed the print friendly extension into my chrome browser and love it. Hope that helps everyone.
Thank you for this suggestion! It worked great! It would be nice if the participants in this sew-along followed consistent procedures. One person is charging for her pattern and the sew along is not over.
You are very welcome!
I am unable to print the instructions. Please advice
Thank you so much for your help with this issue. It worked wonderfully.
So helpful. What an awesome tool! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for the wonderful block… very fun! A .PDF would really help me and others. I have read the above comments, I do not have Chrome as my browser and I am not tech savvy. Thank you for your help.
You don’t need any particular browser for it to work for PrintFriendly. https://www.printfriendly.com/ and just click the “install” button. I use Firefox mostly, but have used it on Chrome and Windows browser. I understand the frustration on the tech savvy level. It would be nice if all provided a .pdf download, but I think that would be something Kim (or any starter of a bom or the like) should address up front at the beginning when inviting participants. Have a blessed day!
Thank you, Judi. I now have this beautiful block as a .pdf in my downloads file. Also, I have saved your instruction for future reference.
Great block , love your fabrics
I also am not techy but the old school access of highlighting and creating a Word Doc did allow me to print a lovely color copy. It uses a lot of ink but not being a laptop user, I need a printed copy at my cutting table. I hope this helps for those who still use paper copies occasionally.
I would like a printed copy of your pattern as usually it comes able to download and this one did not. Could you send me a pdf please?
hi i am from mexico city i can not get the pdf pattern