I had some interest in a tutorial for the double bear paw blocks that I used for my big scrap quilt. This block uses 4 bear paw blocks that have an extra black black outline, laid out traditionally with sashing and a black center square. Each individual "paw" (or quadrant) is made of scrappy squares of fabric in one color and half-square triangles. This block is great for using up 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" scrap squares, and it's a big one: it finishes at 18 inches square.
I used scraps for this quilt, so I'm listing the fabric requirements in terms of cut pieces needed (not yardage).
2 1/2" squares in the following colors:
4 - pink
4 - blue
4 - red
4 - green
5 - black/dark gray
20 - low volume
3 1/2" squares in the following colors:
2 - pink
2 - blue
2 - red
2 - green
12 - low volume
20 - black/dark gray
Assembling the full block
1. Sew four sets of 4 low-volume 2 1/2" squares together to make the sashing sections.
2. Sew the pink paw and the blue paw to each side of one piece of low-volume sashing. Then sew the green paw and the red paw to the other 4-block piece of low-volume sashing.
3. Sew the last two sections of sashing to a black 2 1/2" square as shown below.
4. Lay all of your pieces out as shown above and sew the last piece of sashing (9 square long with a black center) to the two sets of paws.
Voila! You now have an 18" square double bear paw block. Congratulations!
For my quilt, I made 16 of these blocks and laid them out four rows across and four down. I also added sashing of 2 1/2" low volume squares in between each set of paws, and capped it all off with a boarder around the quilt top that was two 2 1/2" squares wide. For more information on my quilt and additional pics, click here.