Traditional Tuesday - Block 58

Bear Paw
Block 58 - Bear Paw
 The Bear Paw block is really made of 4 of these units with sashing and a corner stone in the center, but since that would involve a LOT of miniature piecing to fit on a 6" block, I thought it best to just do one paw.

Since I didn't do a Halloween block this year, I thought I'd do one now! I found this darling skull and cross bone print in Muscatine, Iowa, I believe. Remember a busy print hides imperfect points and this one paired with a black solid REALLY hides them!
 From the print, cut
1 - 4 1/2" square
2  - 2 7/8" squares*

From the black, cut
2 - 2 7/8" squares*
1 - 2 1/2" square
*As always, I cut mine 3" square to have some wiggle room.
Here's the cut pieces. Using the print and black squares, make 4 - 2 1/2" half square triangles.

Lay out the pieces. It's easy to get the toes going the wrong direction, so pay attention to those.

Sew the half-square units into pairs. Make sure they are opposite as shown.

Sew the 2 1/2" black square to the top end of the pair on the left. Press to the black.

Sew the pair on top to the print square. Press to the square. To finish, sew the 2 units together. The block will be 6 1/2".


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