Monday, January 6, 2014

Classic Meets Modern QAL

It is the beginning of the new year and there are all sorts of QALs (quilt-a-longs), challenges, and block of the month parties.  It's very hard to choose what to do.

One thing that caught my eye was the Classic Meets Modern QAL hosted by Sew At Home Mummy.  This is a block of the month challenge where every month instructions are posted for a classic quilt block.  The challenge is for you to put your modern spin on it.
This month's block is the bear paw.  I read the instructions and wondered how I could take this and make it modern. 
This is my completed block.  I think it is modern because it
  • was created using improve piecing
  • uses solid colors
  • has half square triangle units created free-hand at "wonky" angles
  • creates a unique design.  When it felt like a Bear Paw block, I decided it was finished.
At least, that is what I think makes it modern.  Check out the other modern Bear Paw's this month.  I'd like to see your modern version of this block. 
Linking to Design Wall Monday.


  1. Fun and colorful twist on this classic block! :) Pat

  2. Awesome block, love it! And very modern. I can't wait to see what you do next month!

  3. Ohhhh, this is a really interpretation of the block and I love it.

  4. I saw your linkup and had to come get a better look. This is definitely a modern take on bear paw!

  5. I love the bright modern look you gave the Bear Paw!

  6. Loving this one too! In fact I remember seeing your picture before I started and thinking this looks like a cool qal and joined in! :)