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Quilting Bear

Hello February

February means Spring is just around the corner! It also means a new block pattern in the QBM Year of Bears series. 

Each month the Quilt Blog Mania participating designers share a block pattern inspired by the month's theme. The pattern is free for the month. I'll be designing and giving away a block each month reflecting the Quilt Block Mania monthly theme, however, my block designs will also follow my Year of Bears theme. Collect all the blocks and make a quilt at the end of the year. If you missed January's "Party Bear" block, you can read about it HERE and visit my online shop to purchase. ➡️BUY HERE

February's QBM theme is "Maker". What will our little bear be making? I didn't even have to think about this one.... He's making a quilt, of course! With needle and thread he's making the perfect quilting stitches. 

Quilting Bear is the free 12" block pattern I'm giving this month. Details on how to get your free block pattern is at the bottom of this post. You will also find the links to all the other QBM participating designers. This block pattern will only be free to download for the month of February. After that time, you'll be able to purchase the pattern in my online shop.
The Quilting Bear pattern includes some special instructions for embroidering the details. Following the tips will give you a pointy needle and round lamp pull.

More Bear Blocks?

Designing these little bear blocks has been so much fun, and a little addicting. I just can't seem to stop! So... I've decided to add a few more designs. You might decide to replace one of the monthly bear blocks or you may want to make a larger quilt with more blocks. These bonus blocks will allow you more options. Keep in mind, if you do decide to make additional blocks to make a larger quilt (larger than 12 blocks), you will need additional background fabric. Following the requirements given in last month's blog, every 3 blocks will need 1/2 yard of background fabric. 

Valentines Day is coming, so my first bonus block was designed with this in mind. Little Bear is in Love! All dressed up with his bow tie, he's ready with a gift of hearts and flowers. 

This darling block would also make the sweetest little gift if made into a small wall hanging or pillow.

Get the Love Bear pattern HERE.

Get Free Pattern

To get your free Quilting Bear pattern, all I ask is for your email address for my newsletter subscription. My emails go out no more than once per week. This is where I share free patterns, tips, pattern releases and exclusive offers only available to my email subscribers. The link below will take you to my web site's home page where you can subscribe to my newsletter. After subscribing you will receive a welcome email with a link for the free PDF download. If you don't see it, be sure to check your spam folder. And remember, this block is only free to download until February 28. 



If you're already a subscriber, you don't have to do anything. You should have already received my newsletter with a link to the free pattern. Make sure to download it as this link will expire at the end of February. 

Be sure to use the links below to visit all the participating designers to get their free blocks too. 

I do hope you enjoy these block patterns as much as I enjoy designing them for you. Drop me a comment below. I would love to hear from you! You can also find me on ➡️Instagram and ➡️Facebook.

Happy Stitching,


February Quilt Block Mania (Links listed below)


Gear Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Hammer by Patchwork Breeze
Canning Jars by Crafty Staci
Rotary Cutter by Katie Mae
Cricut Maker by Appliques Quilts and More
Spool and Bobbins by Inquiring Quilter
Music Maker by Scrapdash
Variegated Thread by EvaPaige Quilt Designs
Pretty Spools by Sew Worthy Mama
Pottery by Inflorescence Designs
Quilt Maker by QuiltFabrication
Maker block by Patti's Patchwork
Heart Hand by Brown Bird Designs
Quilting Bear by Colette Belt Designs
My Favorite Things by Robin Kinley Designs, Etc.
Cross Stitch Block by Slightly Biased Quilts
Paint Palette by Tourmaline & Thyme Quilts
Sewing Friends by Epida Studio
Make My Mark by Cristy Fincher
I Love to Make quilt block by Victoria Peat
Rainbow Glimmers by Craftapalooza Designs
Sweetgrass Basket by Emerald Falls Quilts
Maker Block: Sewing Machine by Oh Kaye Quilting
Pincushion by Flowerdog+Co
Painters Tools FPP by Amanda Harris

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This is an adorable little bear! Thank you.


this is adorable. thanks so much.

Lori Smanski

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