There are only two blocks, each based on the classic Bear Paw block. They are simple to make, and the solids give them visual “pop.” Twisting and turning the blocks in different directions will give you lots of design options.
I started out with a limited edition fat quarter stack of Soho Enchanted Plume. I added the following neutrals from the regular Soho Solids line: 1 1/2 yards each of Fog, Milk, and Linen, and 1 yard of Dove. Dove was a bit more blue-gray so it became part of the backing.
The quilt is 48″ x 48″, and each block is 8″ x 8″ finished. The extra neutral yardage gave me enough for both the backing and the binding. If you would rather not piece the backing, then you will need neutrals totaling approximately 2 yards for the blocks, 3 yards for the backing, and 1/3 yard for the binding.
In addition, you will need the following:
Rotary cutter, quilting ruler, mat, pins, neutral thread
Batting: 54″ x 54″
Note: Spray starch (or a starch alternative) onto the back of your fabrics before you cut to help stabilize the bias edge of the half square triangles.
For this quilt, I made 27 of Block A and 9 of Block B, but it would certainly be easy to make more or less of either one, as long as you have a total of 36 blocks.
For each Block A and Block B, I made a variety of color combinations, mostly two colors with a neutral, and several with one color and a neutral, and even a few with neutrals only.