Hiking Bear

Hiking Bear

Welcome Little Bear Fans!

Little Bear is home in this month's QBM theme. Where is Little Bear's home?

Each month the Quilt Block 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 any of the previous blocks, you can read about them on the blog HERE and visit my online shop to purchase.

➡️Year of Bears Quilt Block Pattern Series


The QBM theme for June is "Mountains".

This month Little Bear is right at home in the mountains. He's out for a hike wearing his sturdy hiking boots. He has a walking stick and a back pack carrying... Hmm... What is in his back pack? 

Hiking 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 June. After that time, you'll be able to purchase the pattern in my online shop.

 It was so fun to see the hiking boots come to life once the shoe laces were added. Stitching was done with a single strand of floss using and outline stitch and small French knots.

Happy Half Year!

Can't believe we're half way through our Year of Bears. Six months = 6 blocks, plus 4 bonus blocks. (No bonus this month.😞) That's 10 Little Bear blocks! Wow! 

Check out all the blocks in my online shop. ➡️ HERE

So you may be wondering how many blocks are planned for the year. ? Yes, I actually have a plan! 


When I started this, I had no idea how much fun designing these would be! Each month I fall more in love with this sweet Little Bear! I have 20 blocks already designed. There will be 6 more monthly blocks, plus 4 more bonus blocks. Why 20? I wanted to give you setting options. A setting with four blocks across and 5 blocks down would equal 20 blocks. In the months of November and December I will be sharing some setting options with 20 blocks, 12 blocks and more! I've begun playing with designs and these quilts are going to be so cute!

Get Free Pattern

To get your free Hiking 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 through June 30. 



Already a subscriber? You should have already received my email newsletter with a link to the free pattern. Make sure to download it as this link will expire June  30.

Please note: existing subscribers can not re-subscribe to get the free pattern. You must use the link given in the email newsletter. If you have not received your email, please send an email to: info@colettebeltdesigns.com

Thanks for visiting!

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

I do hope you enjoy these block patterns as much as I enjoy designing them for you. I would love to hear from you! Drop a comment below or message me➡️Here

You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook. If you make a block and post pictures, please use #yearofbearsapplique and tag @colettebeltdesigns.

Happy Stitching,
June Quilt Block Mania - Mountain Theme (Links listed below)

Snow-Capped Mountain by Carolina Moore
Mountain Tunnel by Patchwork Breeze
Driving through the Mountains by Crafty Staci
Snowdon Lily
Mountain by Inquiring Quilter
Boondocking by Scrapdash
Blue Ridge Mountains Appliqué by Sew Worthy Mama
Purple Mountains Majesty by QuiltFabrication
Misted Mountains by Patti's Patchwork Star
Edelweiss by Tourmaline & Thyme Quilts
Forest Bird by Slightly Biased Quilts
Mountain Forest by Oh Kaye Quilting
Snow Hat by Amanda Harris
Rhododendrom by Emerald Falls Quilts
Log Cabin by Appliques Quilts and More
Take a Hike by Epida Studio
Winter Night by Studio B Quilt
Sedona Red Rocks
Almost Heaven

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