My scrappy bear claw quilt has been making slow but steady progress over the last few months.
From my making a huge pile of bear claw blocks with scraps both lovely and ugly:
To putting them together with a narrow (1 inch finished) sashing and using a common yet very colorful fabric as cornerstones:
Here the finished blocks are shown laid out with 3.5″ unfinished sashing. At this point I was choosing what to use for cornerstones in the sashing:
I decided on using the background fabric as the cornerstones in order to let the bear claw blocks shine:
I ordered full bolt of the dark grey Northcott Colorworks fabric I am using for the background back in February. Sadly, I have been waiting a few months for it to come in to the quilt shop where I ordered it from (they did warn me when I ordered it that it was on back order). When it arrives I’ll decide between making slab borders and doing something a bit fancier. I’m just hoping the fabric comes in soon! However, given the number of UFO’s and amount of stash I have, it’s not like there isn’t something here that I can work on!
In the meantime my scrappy bear claw quilt top centre sits in the UFO pile waiting for that fabric to come in. Once finished this will be going on my bed. I like this too much to give it away!